The economic philosophy of taxation

Menon, Neelima K. (2018) The economic philosophy of taxation. UG thesis, Azim Premji University.

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The research will thus explore important philosophical questions in the context of taxation such as: What is the role of the State in ensuring social justice through taxation and provision of public goods? What normative values determine how much an individual should pay? To what extent ought a government expand the size of the public sector in an economy? To gain understanding regarding these concerns, the research will survey a range of secondary texts in order to collect and organize various ideas and arguments by scholars from different standpoints in economic literature. The dissertation will be divided into three main chapters. First, 1. An Enquiry Through Normative Values – a review of thoughts regarding the role of the State, redistributive justice as well as various normative statements regarding criteria upon which an individual's tax liability ought to be determined by. 2. An Enquiry Through Economic Concepts – an analysis of the various economic effects of taxations, measured or evaluated by neoclassical economic concepts such as efficiency and tax incidence which present the effects of a tax system in an economy and lastly 3. Views on Public Finance – a study of some important arguments regarding the extent of a government's control over a nation's wealth and the nature of public expenditure.

Item Type: Thesis (UG)
Authors: Menon, Neelima K.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic Philosophy, Taxation, Public finance,
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics > Public finance
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
Full Text Status: Public
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