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La spesa pubblica nel XX secolo

Una prospettiva globale
  • Vito Tanzi,
  • Ludger Schuknecht,

The volume deals with the changing role of public finance over the course of the twentieth century, documenting the enormous increase in public spending found in all industrialised countries. The authors believe that the increase in government spending over the past thirty-five years has not resulted in significant additional social and economic well-being. This suggests that public spending in industrialised countries could be much lower without sacrificing important economic policy objectives. For this to be possible, governments must reconsider their role as players who set the rules of the game, and this study suggests possible institutional and spending policy reforms. After a detailed account of the experiences of reforms in different countries and the related debate, the volume closes with a perspective on the future role of the state in an era in which globalisation could demand, and people might want, "leaner” but by no means more inefficient states. Press review: VISUM, March 2009: Economic growth and public spending

  • Keywords:
  • Economia,
  • Finanza pubblica,
  • Politica economica,
  • Secolo XX,
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Vito Tanzi

FMI, International Monetary Fund, Italy

Ludger Schuknecht

BCE, European Central Bank, Germany

Vito Tanzi has been Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund from 1981 to 2000 and President of the International Institute of Public Finance from 1990 to 1994, of which he is now Honorary President. From 2001 to 2003 he was Under-secretary at the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Rome. He is the author of numerous articles, editorial collections and ten volumes including Inflation and the Personal Income Tax (1980,1983,1985), Public Finance in Developing Countries (1991,1995), Taxation in an Integrating World (1995), and Policies, Institutions, and the Dark Side of Economics (2000). He has received Honorary Degrees from the University of Liège (Belgium), Turin and Bari (Italy), Cordoba (Argentina) and Lisbon (Portugal). Ludger Schuknecht is Principal Economist in the Fiscal Policies Division of the European Central Bank. He was part of the staff of the Research Department of the WTO of the International Monetary Fund, where he worked in the African Fiscal Affairs Department. He is the author of numerous articles in specialised journals, including the American Economic Review and volumes including Protection in the European Community (1992).
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Book Title

La spesa pubblica nel XX secolo

Book Subtitle

Una prospettiva globale

Authors

Vito Tanzi, Ludger Schuknecht

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

280

Publication Year

2007

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-8453-554-2

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