2011

Fiscal Illusion and Fiscal Obfuscation: Tax Perception in Sweden

Reprint No. 2011:29

Author(s): Tino Sanandaji and Björn WallaceYear: 2011 Title: Independent Review Volume (No.): 16 (2) Pages: 237–246
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Fiscal Illusion and Fiscal Obfuscation: Tax Perception in Sweden Tino Sanandaji and Björn Wallace


Do voters tend to underestimate the costs of government spending? Several features of its tax system make Sweden unusually well suited for testing the proposition that voters systematically misperceive the price tag of new government programs.

 


Reference:
Sanandaji, Tino and Björn Wallace (2011), "Fiscal Illusion and Fiscal Obfuscation: Tax Perception in Sweden". Independent Review 16(2), 237–246.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union in a Changing World Order

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This book explores how the European Union responds to the ongoing challenges to the liberal international order. These challenges arise both within the EU itself and beyond its borders, and put into question the values of free trade and liberal democracy. 

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