Repressed financial systems as instruments of taxation : evidence from Iceland
AbstractThe paper discusses how inflation and direct government intervention in the financial sector can be used as a substitute for tax revenue and as a means for redistributing resources. Five stages of financial repression are identified and data presented which suggest that the post-war economy of Iceland has belonged to the fifth and highest stage. The industrial organization of a repressed financial system is examined along with the forces that undermined the Icelandic financial system. The final section introduces the dilemmas of financial liberalization.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Finnish Economic Association in its journal Finnish Economic Papers.
Volume (Year): 3 (1990)
Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
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- Eggertsson,Thrainn, 1990. "Economic Behavior and Institutions," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521348911, October.
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