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Termites of the state: Why complexity leads to inequality by Vito Tanzi published by Cambridge University Press. “This book, in which you find both civil passion and scientific analysis, masterly explains how corruption and inequalities have nurtured two figures…

Tax Evasion (Tanzi)

Corruption, complexity and tax evasion by Vito Tanzi published by eJournal of Tax Research (12/2017). “Tax evasion is facilitated by corruption and corruption is facilitated by tax complexity. This article argues and presents evidence that tax systems have become…

Termites of the State: Why complexity leads to inequality by Vito Tanzi published by Cambridge University Press (2017). “In Termites of the State, renowned public economist Vito Tanzi presents a sweeping account of the industrialized world’s economic development during the…

Globalization and taxation: a brief historical survey by Vito Tanzi published by Rivista di diritto finanziario e scienza delle finanze (2014). “…The paper describes how all these developments created fiscal termites that are making progressively more difficult for countries’…

Fiscal Policy (Tanzi)

Budget, institutions and fiscal policy in Brazil by Vito Tanzi published by Rivista di Diritto Finanziario e Scienza delle Finanze (2015). “…The paper describes budgetary developments and the large increase in spending and in taxation tha took place. It…

Pleasant dreams or nightmares, int he pubic debts scenarios? by Vito Tanzi published by Lisbon School of Economics & Management (01/2016). “There were always and there continue to be situations that may justify the expedient of public borrowing. It…

Rethinking fiscal federalism: A critical evaluation by Vito Tanzi (2015). “Fiscal federalism is today a popular subject of study for students of economics and political science. There are also pressures on the governments of various countries to become federal, or…

The challenges of taxing the big by Vito Tanzi (5/2014). “Over the past three decades the income distribution of various advanced countries and especially of Anglo-Saxon countries has become much more uneven than in earlier decades. Several theories have been…

Fiscal and monetary policies during the Great Recession: A critical evaluatio indicated by Vito Tanzi published by Comparative Economic Studies (2015). “This paper discusses the fiscal and monetary policies that were adopted by the crisis countries. It challenges the commonly…