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Taxation

Globalization and Tax Competition

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Globalization and Tax Competition" Does globalization undermine the fiscal basis of the welfare state? The conventional wisdom believes so: open borders cause tax competition, which in turn leads to a race to the bottom in capital taxation. However, the data show that revenues from capital taxation are fairly stable in OECD countries. Some observers conclude from this that globalization does not pose much of a challenge to the welfare state. Philipp Genschel argues this conclusion is unwarranted because it overlooks that tax competition was not the only challenge facing welfare states during the 1980s and 1990s. There was also slow growth, rampant unemployment, and high levels of precommitted spending. "Globalization, Tax Competition, and the Fiscal Viability of the Welfare State" is published by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.

 

By Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies , Germany.

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German Public Finances

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German Public Finances" As the EU delivers an 'early warning' to the German federal government over the size of its budget deficit, Jürgen von Hagen and Rolf Strauchit provide this very useful discussion of the history of German fiscal policy and the future challenges faced by the government. "German Public Finances: Recent Experiences and Future Challenges" by the Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung

 

By Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung , Germany.

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