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Sustainable development requires a good tax system

In: Taxation and Development: The Weakest Link?

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  • Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
  • Richard M. Bird

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Taxation and Development highlights the importance of better understanding the ways in which taxes and expenditure are linked. Focusing on developing countries, the book argues for a broader approach to the topic, with a secondary focus on developing and applying new modeling techniques to country-specific data.

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  • Jorge Martinez-Vazquez & Richard M. Bird, 2014. "Sustainable development requires a good tax system," Chapters,in: Taxation and Development: The Weakest Link?, chapter 1, pages 1-24 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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