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Retrospectives on Public Finance

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Preface ix I. Introduction 1. Retrospectives on Public Finance / Lorraine Eden 3 II. The Shoup Tax Missions 2. Melding Architecture and Engineering: A Personal Retrospective on Designing Tax Systems / Carl S. Shoup 19 3. Legacies from the Shoup Tax Missions: Asia, Africa, and Latin America / Malcolm Gillis 31 4. The Impact of the Shoup Report on Japanese Economic Development / Minoru Nakazato 51 5. Income Tax Reform in Venezuela: Thirty Years after the Shoup Mission / Charles E. McClure Jr. 67 Comment: Evaluating the Tax Missions / John Bossons 86 III. The Tax Mix 6. Changing Views of the Personal Income Tax / Richard Goode 93 7. The Corporate Income Tax and How to Get Rid of It / William Vickery 118 8. Intellectual Foundations of the VAT in North America and Japan / Wayne Thirsk 133 9. The Place of the Property Tax in the Fiscal System / John F. Graham 149 Comment: Choosing an Appropriate Time Horizon for Taxation / Stanley Winer 168 Comment: Taxing Consumption and Wealth / W. Irwin Gillespie 172 IV. The Expenditure Mixture 10. Local Public Goods: Shoup Revisited / Lorraine Eden and Melville L. McMillan 177 11. Public Goods Provision and Price Exclusion: Market Behavior and Market Performance 203 12. Merit Wants: Analysis and Taxonomy / John G. Head 229 Comment: Retrospectives on Local Public Goods / Enid Slack 253 Comment: Merit Wants and Public Goods Theory / Edwin G. West 255 V. Macro Public Finanace 13. Tax Structure and the Growth of Government / Richard M. Bird 263 14. Fiscal Coordination and Competition in an International Setting / Peggy B. Musgrave 276 15. Compensatory Fiscal Policy: Evolution or Revolution? / Douglas A. L. Auld 306 16. Social Security and Public Debt in Historical Perspective / John B. Burbidge 323 Comment: The Role of Economic Policy in the Tax Reform Process / Jack M. Mintz 338 Comment: On Macro Public Finance / John Sargent 344 VI. Conclustion 17. Tableau Fiscale / Richard A. Musgrave 351 References 363 Contributors 393 Author Index 397 Subject Index 402

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