Concluding Remarks

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780199253579
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601682 | DOI:
Concluding Remarks

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This concluding chapter summarizes some of the key issues that have arisen in the book concerning taxation policies within the context of the development process. It then addresses some political economy considerations, noting that the book has emphasized the central role of constraints on the set of policies available to a government. Lastly, it discusses a central predicament facing all economists involved in policy analysis and comparisons – what assumptions should be made about government behaviour? Regarding the latter, the book takes the view that one of the determinants of the set of policies implemented in a country is the existing knowledge base that can be used for examining the consequences.

Keywords: development economics; governments; taxation policy; political economy; policy analysis

Chapter.  2971 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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