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Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 15


  • James M. Poterba

    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


Based on a National Bureau of Economic Research conference, Tax and the Economy is a timely review of issues in the current tax Focusing on the economic effects of tax policies, written in a style accessible to policymakers, corporate managers, lawyers economists, each article demonstrates how economic research can an important contribution to tax policy debates.

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  • James M. Poterba (ed.), 2001. "Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 15," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262661225, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262661225

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    taxation; government spending;

    JEL classification:

    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies


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