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Author Profeta, Paola, 1959-

Title The political economy of taxation : lessons from developing countries / Paola Profeta, Simona Scabrosetti.

Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  336.20091724 PROF    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The political economy of democracies: a review of the literature -- 3. Data, approach and overview -- 4. Asia -- 5. Latin America -- 6. Asia, Latin America and new EU member countries -- 7. Data appendix: list of all variables and their sources.
Summary "Taxation is a major issue in the economic and political spheres. This book focuses on a sample of developing countries from Asia and Latin America that experienced an economic and democratic transition during the period 1990-2004." "Using a unique dataset the authors show that tax revenue is higher in more democratic regimes, consistent with the standard view that democracies have to satisfy the redistributive needs of the electorate. They also find that a second relationship between the level of democracy and the composition of taxes (mainly direct versus indirect) is much harder to predict. However, a comparison with new EU member states suggests that more mature democracies are associated with higher levels of direct tax." "This unique book in a relatively under-researched subject area will prove essential reading for academics, researchers and practitioners focusing on political economy, public finance and the economics of taxation."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Scabrosetti, Simona.
Subject Taxation -- Developing countries.
Fiscal policy -- Developing countries.
Taxation -- Asia -- Case studies.
Taxation -- Latin America -- Case studies.
Fiscal policy -- Asia.
Fiscal policy -- Latin America.
ISBN 9781848440715 (hbk.)
1848440715 (hbk.)