Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

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Overview

Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development by Raaj K. Sah, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Joseph E. Stiglitz

In this book Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and co-author Raaj Sah address one of development's major issues. Most of today's countries face town versus country tensions of increasing severity, including such issues as who should pay how much in taxes, who should get how much in subsidies, and what forms the taxes and subsidies should take. This volume analyses these tensions and issues, taking into account the great diversity of institutions and economic environments observed in different developing countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199253579
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/11/2002
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Raaj K. Sah is Professor of Public Policy, University of Chicago. Joseph E. Stiglitz is Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001.

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