Replication data for: The Optimal Taxation of Height: A Case Study of Utilitarian Income Redistribution

N. Gregory Mankiw & Matthew Weinzierl
Should the income tax include a credit for short taxpayers and a surcharge for tall ones? The standard utilitarian framework for tax analysis answers this question in the affirmative. Moreover, a plausible parameterization using data on height and wages implies a substantial height tax: a tall person earning $50,000 should pay $4,500 more in tax than a short person. One interpretation is that personal attributes correlated with wages should be considered more widely for determining...
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