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DC Political Economy Seminar: Do Leftist Governments Increase Taxes?

Date: 05 Oct 2012

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: 1300 New York Ave., NW, Conf. Room AB 4/5, Washington, DC, United States

The DC Political Economy Seminar is a monthly forum on comparative politics and political economy research sponsored by IDB’s Research Department. In this forum, faculty and researchers in the greater Washington DC area are invited to present their on-going projects.  Its objective is to provide an opportunity for a fruitful exchange of ideas and feedback, as well as to build a network of researchers in political economy that can help foster future collaboration not only with the Research Department, but also with other areas of the Bank.

October 5: Do Leftist Governments Increase Taxes?

Presenter: Ernesto Stein  (IDB), Principal Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, presents his latest work "Ideology and Taxation in Latin America." Stein explores the relationship between increases in tax revenues and the rise in power of a leader with leftist political ideology.

Upcoming seminars:

November 9: Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words? Disclosure and Auditing in Political Systemsby Roger Lagunof (Georgetown University)

December 7:  
Laurent Bouton (Boston University)

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