Taxation in the United States and Europe

Theory and Practice

  • Anthonie Knoester

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Anthonie Knoester
      Pages 1-8
  3. Taxation: Theory and Evidence

  4. Taxation in the 1980s and 1990s: The International Practice

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 401-411

About this book


This book focuses on taxation and economic policy making. It contains a variety of contributions devoted to important theoretical and empirical topics of taxation. Among the issues discussed are tax reforms, the poverty trap and the Laffer curve, taxation and the inverted Haavelmo effect, the excess burden of taxation in the United States, corporation tax harmonisation and taxation policy and economic integration. In addition, it contains a survey of the tax policies actually pursued by Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1980s and the 1990s thus providing an unique documentation for an international comparison. The book will be of interest for anyone who is professionally involved with the theory and practise of taxation.


economic growth economic policy employment growth integration John Maynard Keynes Keynes poverty production reform tax reform taxation unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthonie Knoester
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Erasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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