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
Book Review Detail
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."