2006, English, Article, Working paper edition: Optimal taxation of entrepreneurial capital with private information [electronic resource] / Stefania Albanesi. Albanesi, Stefania.

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  • Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research, c2006.
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Title
  • Optimal taxation of entrepreneurial capital with private information /​ Stefania Albanesi.
Author
  • Albanesi, Stefania.
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  • National Bureau of Economic Research
Published
  • Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research, c2006.
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  • [electronic resource]
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Summary
  • "This paper studies optimal taxation of entrepreneurial capital and financial assets in economies with private information. Returns to entrepreneurial capital are risky and depend on entrepreneurs' hidden effort. It is shown that the idiosyncratic risk in capital returns implies that the intertemporal wedge on entrepreneurial capital that characterizes constrained-efficient allocations can be positive or negative. The properties of optimal marginal taxes on entrepreneurial capital depend on the sign of this wedge. If the wedge is positive, the optimal marginal capital tax is decreasing in capital returns, while the opposite is true when the wedge is negative. Optimal marginal taxes on other assets depend on their correlation with idiosyncratic capital returns. The optimal tax system equalizes after tax returns on all assets, thus reducing the variance of after tax returns on capital relative to other assets. If entrepreneurs are allowed to sell shares of their capital to outside investors, returns to externally owned capital are subject to double taxation- at the level of the entrepreneur and at the level of the outside investors. Even if entrepreneurs can purchase private insurance against their idiosyncratic risk, optimal asset taxes are essential to implement the constrained-efficient allocation if entrepreneurial portfolios are private information"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site.
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  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Also available in print.
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