Zoutman wins FIBE Publishers’ award
The winners of the FIBE 2017 Publishers’ award are Sander Renes and Floris T. Zoutman for the paper As Easy as ABC? Multidimensional Screening in Public Finance.
Floris T. Zoutman is Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Management Science, NHH. His coauthor is Assistant Professor at Erasmus School of Economics, Rotterdam.
The prize was awarded Zoutman and Renes for their paper As Easy as ABC? Multidimensional Screening in Public Finance:
How should a government combine taxes on labor income with health care subsidies? What is the optimal relation between capital and labor income taxes? When should the housing subsidies depend on wealth and income? The optimal interplay between these tax and subsidy instruments depends on the dimensions in which agents differ. Typically, the literature on optimal taxation has focused on models where agents differ in only one dimension, namely ability, and on models where agents differ in multiple dimensions but government can only tax income nonlinearly. The authors present an optimal tax model where agents differ in multiple dimensions and the government can tax multiple goods nonlinearly.
The committee concludes:
The paper is well written demonstrating a high analytical level. The paper has the potential to make a substantial contribution to the field of public finance.
The prize is NOK 20,000. The award competition is open to researchers who are under 40 years of age on the application deadline date.