Progressive taxation

Definition:

Characterizes a convex tax schedule that results in a higher effective tax rate on higher income levels. Increases for some increases in income, but never decreases with an increase in income.

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Measurement error

Errors in measuring an explanatory variable in a regression, which leads to biases in estimated parameters.

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