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TITLE: The Political Economy of Tax Reform


AUTHOR(S): Ito, Takatoshi; Krueger, Anne O., eds.


SOURCE (BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION): NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics, vol. 1. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1992, pages x, 348.


DOCUMENT TYPE: Book


PUBLICATION YEAR: 1992


POST-1990 DESCRIPTORS: Taxation and Subsidies: General (H200); tax; taxation


PRE-1991 DESCRIPTORS: National Taxation, Revenue, and Subsidies (3230)


ABSTRACT: Twelve papers, with comments, originally presented at a conference sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Korea Development Institute and held in South Korea in June 1990, examine the complexities of tax reform in a global economy. Part 1 presents a theoretical basis for considering some important issues of interdependence in tax policy and provides a survey of taxation structures in eight Asian economies: Hong Kong, Indonesia, south Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Part 2 analyzes the political-economic interactions that underlie the tax reforms undertaken in Japan, the United States, South Korea and Taiwan. Part 3 addresses the individual aspects of the linkages between tax structure, economic efficiency, growth, and interdependence. Contributors are mainly economists. Ito is at Hitotsubashi University. Krueger is at Duke University. Author and subject indexes.


ABSTRACT INDICATOR: Yes


UPDATE: 199212


ISBN/INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBERS: 0-226-38667-8


ACCESSION NUMBER: 0272822