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From Optimal Tax Theory to Tax Policy: Retrospective and Prospective Views by Robin Boadway

Published By: Munich Lectures in Economics. Cambridge and London: MIT Press
ISBN: 978-0-262-01711-4
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Casey Rothschild of Wellesley College
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.4.1106.r6
Review Pages: 1119-22

Book Review Abstract

Casey Rothschild of Wellesley College reviews, "From Optimal Tax Theory to Tax Policy: Retrospective and Prospective Views" by Robin Boadway. The JEL annotation of this book begins: "Explores the role of optimal tax analysis in informing and influencing tax policy design. Discusses the move from tax theory to policy—an overview; policy lessons from optimal tax theory; relaxing the second-best constraints; and challenges for second-best analysis. Boadway is D. C. Smith Chair in Economics at Queen\'s University, Kingston. Index."


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Casey Rothschild of Wellesley College


JEL Classifications

E62: Fiscal Policy
H20: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General


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