Globalization, Technological Developments, and the Work of Fiscal Termites

Author/Editor:

Vito Tanzi

Publication Date:

November 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Deepening globalization and associated or parallel technological and institutional developments are creating conditions which may reduce the industrial countries’ ability to sustain high levels of taxation. The paper identifies and discusses eight trends which may generate revenue falls. It also discusses some measures that might neutralize or reduce the impact of these trends.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/181

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451859188/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1812000

Format:

Paper

Pages:

23

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