IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

International Comparisons of Taxation for Selected Developing Countries, 1972-76 (Comparaisons entre les systèmes fiscaux de certains pays en développement, 1972-76) (Comparaciones internacionales de tributación entre determinados países en desarrollo, 1972-76)

  • Alan A. Tait

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Wilfrid L. M. Grätz

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Barry J. Eichengreen

    (International Monetary Fund)

The paper reviews the controversial measures of "tax effort," updates previous studies, and compares current results to earlier findings. Some trends in taxation are described. A new, broader sample of countries is used to show the vulnerability of absolute tax indices to changes in the sample. However, rankings prove to be relatively stable. /// Dans cette étude, les auteurs examinent la manière controversée de mesurer l'"effort fiscal", mettent à jour les études antérieures et comparent les résultats actuels aux résultats antérieurs. Les auteurs y décrivent certaines tendances de la fiscalité. Ils se servent d'un nouvel échantillon comprenant un plus grand nombre de pays pour montrer à quel point les indices fiscaux absolus sont sensibles aux variations de l'échantillon. Les classements établis s'avèrent, toutefois, relativement stables. /// En este estudio se analizan las discutidas formas de medir el "esfuerzo fiscal", se ponen al día otros estudios anteriores y se comparan los resultados actuales con los anteriormente hallados. Se describen algunas tendencias de la tributación. Se utiliza una muestra nueva y más amplia de países con el fin de comprobar la vulnerabilidad de los índices tributarios absolutos a las variaciones de la muestra. Con todo, el orden de los países en los grupos resultó ser bastante estable.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
File Function: main text
Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Staff Papers - International Monetary Fund.

Volume (Year): 26 (1979)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 123-156

in new window

Handle: RePEc:pal:imfstp:v:26:y:1979:i:1:p:123-156
Contact details of provider: Web page:

Order Information: Postal: Palgrave Macmillan Journals, Subscription Department, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 6XS, UK
Web: Email:

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pal:imfstp:v:26:y:1979:i:1:p:123-156. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Daniel Foley)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.