NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

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

N. Gregory Mankiw, Matthew Weinzierl

NBER Working Paper No. 14976
Issued in May 2009

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We are grateful to Ruchir Agarwal for excellent research assistance and to Alan Auerbach, Robert Barro, Raj Chetty, Emmanuel Farhi, Ed Glaeser, Louis Kaplow, Andrew Postlewaite, David Romer, Julio Rotemberg, Alex Tabarrok, Aleh Tsyvinski, Ivan Werning,and two anonymous referees for helpful comments and discussions. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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