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Increased Income Inequality in OECD Countries and the Redistributive Impact of the Government Budget

Anthony B. Atkinson

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The recent rise in inequality in the distribution of disposable income in many, although not all, countries has led to a search for explanations, particularly since for much of the postwar period ... More


Absolutism and Transformation in England

Marc Mulholland

in Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the relationship, in historical and theoretical terms, between capitalism and the state, and between the tax-state and early modern absolutism. The case study of British ... More


Taxation, Regulation, and the Rational Politician

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Governments usually intervene through taxation or regulation to manipulate market decisions as well as their outcomes. This chapter guides readers into thinking about the extent to which regulations ... More


Economic Policy

Wilson Wong and Raymond Yuen

in Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139477
eISBN:
9789882208681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines two aspects of economic policy: fiscal policy and industrial policy. The findings reject the “market economy” image of Hong Kong, and show that political considerations often ... More


A “Horse and Buggy” Statute: 1952–1961

Michael Littlewood

in Taxation Without Representation: The History of Hong Kong's Troublingly Successful Tax System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090996
eISBN:
9789882207455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090996.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines Sir Arthur Clarke's term as Financial Secretary and the works of the First Review Committee. Clarke had arrived in the Colony in 1930 and served as Commissioner of War Taxation ... More


The Ukcs Fiscal Regime

Emre Üşenmez

in Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice & Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861018
eISBN:
9781474406239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861018.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This Chapter considers the fiscal regime applying to operations on the UK Continental Shelf, with a particular focus on those elements of taxation that are specific to the oil and gas industry. The ... More


We Are Taxpaying Citizens: Separate and Color-Blind

Camille Walsh

in Racial Taxation: Schools, Segregation, and Taxpayer Citizenship, 1869-1973

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469638942
eISBN:
9781469638959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638942.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Three shifts to state and local court cases in the early 20th century, many of which highlight the different unequal tax structures imposed in mandatory segregation states in the South. ... More


Nine: Union in the balance, union accomplished

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter considers the immediate impact of the Union, and its failure to deliver what was promised. The nature of post-Union patriotism and anti-Unionism are explored. The basis of support in ... More


Tax Systems

Joel Slemrod and Christian Gillitzer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026727
eISBN:
9780262319003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026727.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Despite its theoretical elegance and the substantial insights it has provided, the standard optimal tax model has significant limitations. This book argues that tax analysis must move beyond the ... More


Taxation and Regulation of the Financial Sector

Ruud de Mooij and Nicodème Gaëtan

in Taxation and Regulation of the Financial Sector

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027977
eISBN:
9780262321099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027977.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The financial crisis has triggered new debates on regulation and taxation of the financial sector. Economists and policy makers were challenged to understand the sequence of events and the complex ... More


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