Three Essays on Structure Induced Equilibrium and Tax Policy Change

David Mitchell

Advisor: Richard E Wagner, PhD, Department of Economics

Carow Hall, Library
April 25, 2004, 08:00 PM to 07:00 PM


This dissertation examines the manner in which structure induced equilibrium can lead to discrete rather than continuous change in the tax code. The dissertation consists of a model, an analysis of Civil War Income taxes as an example, and an analysis of the potential for changing tax policy to a C02 tax without some external change.