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Taxation and Government Quality: The Size, the Shape, or Just Europe 300 Years Ago?


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Title: Taxation and Government Quality: The Size, the Shape, or Just Europe 300 Years Ago?
Authors: Broms, Rasmus
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Organization: QoG Institute
Series/Report no.: Working Papers
2011:16
Abstract: Based on historical research, focusing mainly on early-modern Europe, it is assumed that taxation functions as a booster of state capacity and Quality of Government (QoG). The presence of this relationship for modern-day developing states is however heavily contested. This paper analyzes the relationship in a sub-Saharan context. By using new taxation data, which disaggregates resource income from other types of taxation (drawn from African Economic Outlook [2010]) we can with greater speci... more
ISSN: 1653-8919
Related work: http://qog.pol.gu.se/digitalAssets/1357/1357842_2011_16_broms.pdf
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/39001
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