Tax Reform of the Century - The Swedish Experiment
What can changes in tax structure accomplish? The Swedish tax reform of 1991 is the most far-reaching reform in any industrialized country in the post-war period. It represents a thorough application of a strategy of rate cuts cum base broadening, and it has affected a myriad of economic incentives in a more or less substantial way. This article reviews the lessons form a major evaluation effort, sponsored by the Swedish government, and involving a large number of researchers.
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|Date of creation:||1996|
|Publication status:||Published in National Tax Journal, 1996, pages 643-664.|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, P. O. Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden|
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