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The electoral impact of tax : a comparative study of Sweden and Australia

Compston, Hugh


The purpose of this thesis is to test a number of hypotheses concerning the electoral impact of tax by undertaking a historical and statistical analysis of the relevant evidence in Sweden, a high tax country, and Australia, a low tax country, over the period 1958 to 1988. My results give some support to all the major hypotheses tested: Sweden's higher tax levels were associated with higher tax aversion than in Australia; the largest tax rises were associated with incumbent governments...[Show more]

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Date published: 1990
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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