The rise of modern taxation : a new comprehensive dataset of tax introductions worldwide
SEELKOPF, Laura ; BUBEK, Moritz; EIHMANIS, Edgars ; GANDERSON, Joseph; LIMBERG, Julian ; MNAILI, Youssef; ZULUAGA BORRERO, Paula ; GENSCHEL, Philipp
The review of international organizations, 2021, Vol. 16, pp. 239-263
SEELKOPF, Laura, BUBEK, Moritz, EIHMANIS, Edgars, GANDERSON, Joseph, LIMBERG, Julian, MNAILI, Youssef, ZULUAGA BORRERO, Paula, GENSCHEL, Philipp, The rise of modern taxation : a new comprehensive dataset of tax introductions worldwide, The review of international organizations, 2021, Vol. 16, pp. 239-263 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/64966
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This article describes the new Tax Introduction Dataset (TID). Listing the year and the mode of the first permanent introduction of six major taxes (inheritance tax, personal income tax, corporate income tax, social security contributions, general sales tax and value added tax) in 220 countries, 1750–2018, TID is the most comprehensive dataset of its kind. The comprehensiveness of our measure is of critical value to empirical work on the causes of tax innovation and its consequences for state, society and economy. In this paper, we explain the selection of our tax sample and the structure of the dataset, descriptively map temporal and regional patterns of tax introductions around the world, and draw on TID to investigate associations between tax introductions and economic development, war, and democratization.
First published online: 22 May 2019
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/64966
Full-text via DOI: 10.1007/s11558-019-09359-9
ISSN: 1559-7431; 1559-744X
Keyword(s): Fiscal sociology Tax introduction dataset Economic development War Democratization Globalization State building
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