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An Evaluation Of Alternative Tax Systems Applicable To The Mineral Industries


  • Glenn Jenkins

    () (Queen's University, Kingston, On, Canada)


Before discussing the specific proposal of the resource rent tax developed in the paper by Ross Garnaut and Anthony C. Ross the advantages and disadvantages inherent in the four broad takes applicable to the mining sector are considered. In this way, we will have a better understanding of the attractions and pitfalls inherent in the specific scheme for mineral taxation that has been outlined by Garnaut and Ross. The paper emphasizes the importance of the administrative complexity of levying take particular tax in determining its effectiveness in practice.

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  • Glenn Jenkins, 1974. "An Evaluation Of Alternative Tax Systems Applicable To The Mineral Industries," Development Discussion Papers 1974-05, JDI Executive Programs.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:dpaper:1313

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    1. Glenn P. Jenkins, 1994. "The appraisal of investment projects: A teaching approach," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 6(1), pages 115-122, January.
    2. Glenn P. Jenkins, 1985. "Public Utility Finance and Economic Waste," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 18(3), pages 484-498, August.
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    Mining; resource taxations; tax administration;

    JEL classification:

    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
    • Q32 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development


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