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Electoral systems help explain why left-wing governments (sometimes) tax the poor

Andersson, Per F. (2021) Electoral systems help explain why left-wing governments (sometimes) tax the poor. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (24 Jun 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Using novel historical data, Per F. Andersson demonstrates that left-wing governments tax more regressively in proportional representation systems and more progressively in majoritarian ones. He illustrates how political risk shapes the strategies of key actors and helps explain the divergence in tax policy using the examples of Swedish and British tax policy after 1945.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2021 14:21
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2021 23:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111131

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