PAM_4380_march_28_20 - The next `tion Taxation Steps in Health Policy Analysis 1 Describe public health issue 2 Describe current policies today 3

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The next ‘tion’: Taxation 3/28/2011 Steps in Health Policy Analysis 1. Describe public health issue 2. Describe current policies – today 3. Analyze role of market failures Theory (graphs) – graph on board Evidence: Wed. “The Taxes of Sin” 1. Analyze the impact of a current policies Taxes → Prices → Public health outcomes
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Taxation and Public Health Excise taxes = special taxes levied on specific goods and services Long history of excise taxes Salt taxes during Middle Ages Dutch taxes on beer, sugar, salt, spirits, and other goods called “excijsen” “a fish dish eaten in Holland pays 30 excises” Boston Tea Party Whiskey Rebellion
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Taxation and Public Health, cont. In modern times, most tax revenues come from personal and corporate income taxes, property taxes, and general sales taxes (including Value Added Taxes in many countries) Often, taxes account for high % of price consumers
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course PAM 4380 taught by Professor Kenkel during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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PAM_4380_march_28_20 - The next `tion Taxation Steps in Health Policy Analysis 1 Describe public health issue 2 Describe current policies today 3

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