Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

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Contents
Part I: An Introduction to Issues and Methodology
1 Introduction 3
1.1 Normative versus Positive Analysis4
1.2 Analysis under Limited Data Availability5
1.3 Policy and Political Economy6
1.4 General-Equilibrium Analysis7
1.5 The Structure of the Book8
1.6 The Nature of the Results10
1.7 Some Remarks on the Role of Theory12
2 The Objectives and Instruments of Government Policy and the Structure of the Economy in LDCs 15
2.1 Stated Objectives of Food-Related Policies15
2.2 Putting Agricultural Policies in Perspective17
Other Policy Instruments17
Limitations on Government Policy18
Equivalence of Different Policies20
2.3 The Economic Structure of LDCs21
The Importance of Agriculture and the Dual Economy21
Market Imperfections22
The Rural Sector23
Investible Surplus, Private Investment, and Government Consumption24
Openness of the Economy25
2.4 Concluding Remarks26
3 An Approach to Applied Welfare Economics 27
3.1 Introduction27
3.2 Theoretical Background27
General-Equilibrium Analysis27
Pigouvian Welfare Economics and Optimal Taxation28
The New Welfare Economics29
New New Welfare Economics29
3.3 Applied Welfare Economics for LDCs30

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Table of contents

  • Peasants Versus City-Dwellers iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • Part I an Introduction to Issues and Methodology 1
  • Part II Inter-Sectoral Taxation Policies 37
  • Appendix 57
  • Appendix 82
  • Part III the Rural Sector 92
  • Part IV the Urban Sector 125
  • Appendix 164
  • Appendix 179
  • Index 217
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