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書名 The political economy of taxation in Latin America / edited by Gustavo Flores-Macias
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
國際標準書號 9781108474573 (Hardback)
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 人文社會聯圖  HJ2460.5 .P66 2019    在架上    30650020091829
說明 xii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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附註 "Paying taxes is one of the least popular activities worldwide. Latin America in particular is notorious for having low direct taxes, weak compliance and enforcement, and high levels of inequality. Although fiscal extraction has gained renewed interest among governments in recent years, with the end of the commodity boom adding special urgency, the successful adoption and implementation of tax reforms is easier said than done, even when tax policy prescriptions are widely shared. This volume provides the first comprehensive, region-wide assessment of the role of political factors, including public opinion, democratic institutions, natural resources, interest groups, political ideology, and state capacity. What explains the region's low levels of taxation? What explains the low progressivity in its tax structure? And what explains considerable differences across countries? In addressing these questions, each of the volume's chapters makes original theoretical and empirical contributions toward understanding how to overcome the political challenges to taxation"-- Provided by publisher
"This book was born out of an effort to inform tax policy. It responds to the concern that the bulk of existing scholarship on the topic has focused on the design of the appropriate tax policies, but has neglected the political considerations that promote or hinder those policies. A central motivation for the project was the firm belief that the best economic reforms are doomed to failure in the absence of the right political conditions to adopt them and sustain them over time. Although its focus is on Latin America, the volume seeks to inform our understanding of common political challenges beyond the region. This endeavor benefited from the generosity of several centers around Cornell. The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Institute for the Social Sciences contributed funds to hold in Ithaca the seminal conference on taxation that paved the way for this volume. The Latin American Studies Program provided support for the logistics of the conference. The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University provided a rich intellectual environment to work on the volume during my time as the 2017-18 Democracy and Development Fellow"-- Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: the political economy of taxation in Latin America Gustavo Flores-Macias; 2. The political economy of oil taxation in Latin America: policy volatility and untapped potential Francisco Monaldi; 3. Economic growth and tax compliance in Latin America Marcelo Bergman; 4. Path dependence, power resources, and the magnitude of the tax burden in Latin America Gabriel Ondetti; 5. Federalism and taxation: patterns of international insertion in Brazil Aaron Schneider; 6. Do particularistic institutions affect tax neutrality in Latin America? Mark Hallerberg and Carlos Scartascini; 7. Taxing Latin American economic elites Tasha Fairfield; 8. Weak liberalism and weak property taxation in Latin America James Mahon, Jr; 9. Preferences for redistribution and tax burdens Juan Bogliaccini and Juan Pablo Luna; 10. Conclusion: addressing taxation's political challenges Gustavo Flores-Macias
Includes bibliographical references and index
主題 Taxation -- Latin America
Latin America -- Economic policy
Alt Author Flores-Macias, Gustavo, editor
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