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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