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Tax Reform of the Century - The Swedish Experiment

  • Agell, Jonas
  • Englund, Peter
  • Södersten, Jan

Describes the 1991 reform of Sweden's tax system ("the most far-reaching reform in any industrialized country in the postwar period"); examines behavioral responses (impact on consumption, housing, and labor supply). Reviews the lessons from a major evaluation effort, sponsored by the Swedish government and involving a large number of researchers.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 1996:13.

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Length: 32 pp.
Date of creation: 1996
Date of revision:
Publication status: Published in National Tax Journal, 1996, pages 643-664.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:1996_013
Contact details of provider: Postal: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, P. O. Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: + 46 18 471 25 00
Fax: + 46 18 471 14 78
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