BY INELASTICALLY SCATTERING OF PARTICLES
Sebastian GualaUniversidad Nacional de General Sarmiento,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Received: 23 February 2009. Accepted: 6 May 2009.
In this work we use an inelastic scattering process of particles to propose a model able to reproduce the salient features of the wealth distribution in an economy by including taxes to each trading process and redistributing that collected among the population according to a given criterion. Additionally, we show that different optimal levels of taxes may exist depending on the redistribution criterion.
wealth distribution, inelastic collisions
JEL: H21, H23, H30
PACS: 51.10+y, 51.30.+i
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