Trends in Economic Inequality and Tax Policy


An Urban Institute paper examines the historical trends in economic inequality and the role of tax policy in reducing it.

The paper, entitled Taxes and Inequality, documents the reasons why income inequality increases, paying particular attention to the exchange between regressive and progressive federal and state taxes. It also reviews the economic expenses of using the tax system to reduce inequality.


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Federal Programs Related to - Economics

Research that involves the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes.

Econometrics & Quantitative Economics; International Economics; Investments and Securities; Macroeconomics Research; Microeconomics Research; Securities Analysis; Securities Markets Analysis; Stock Market Research

    Federal Programs Related to - Public Finance, Taxation &Monetary Policy

    Programs that are primarily engaged in financial administration, taxation and monetary policy. Campaign Finance, Federal Reserve; Monetary Policy; Taxation



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