IBE316-17 - IBE 316 Economic Policy Stiglitz Economics of...

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IBE 316 Economic Policy Stiglitz: Economics of the Public Sector Chapter 17: Introduction to Taxation Keisuke OTSU Sophia University FLA Spring 2008 OTSU (Sophia University FLA) IBE 316 Spring 2008 1 / 16
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Announcement Quiz #4: average 7.9 Final Exam: Date: Friday, 25th Time: 9:15 Place: 11-305 Make-up Final upon request with "o¢ cial" reason OTSU (Sophia University FLA) IBE 316 Spring 2008 2 / 16
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Review According to the human capital view, education improves human capital, which leads to productivity growth Government provides and ±nances education because education of the poor will reduce inequality support for elementary education is important Government should try to induce competition in education to improve the quality OTSU (Sophia University FLA) IBE 316 Spring 2008 3 / 16
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Overview Focus Questions What are the various ways in which tax systems a/ect economic e¢ ciency? What are the di¢ culties in determining what is a "fair" tax system? OTSU (Sophia University FLA) IBE 316 Spring 2008 4 ± 16
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Background Paying tax is like working for the government Di/erences between feudal levies and modern taxes choice of living place choice of working hours OTSU (Sophia University FLA) IBE 316 Spring 2008 5 ± 16
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Background The Forms of Taxation Direct tax (federal/national level) individual income tax payroll tax (not categorized as tax in Japan)
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IBE316-17 - IBE 316 Economic Policy Stiglitz Economics of...

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