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Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation$
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James Mirrlees

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198295211

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.001.0001

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Information and Incentives: The Economics of Carrots and Sticks

Information and Incentives: The Economics of Carrots and Sticks

(p.3) 1 Information and Incentives: The Economics of Carrots and Sticks
Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

James A. Mirrlees

Oxford University Press

This chapter mostly discusses ignorance, and begins with an excerpt from Adam Smith's most famous contribution to economics, which is stated in The Theory of Moral Sentiments. It also discusses the concepts of economic equilibrium, the invisible hand, and taxation, among others.

Keywords:   ignorance, Adam Smith, economics, Moral Sentiments, economic equilibrium, invisible hand, taxation

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