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

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Index
ad valorem taxes 138 , 144 , 187 , 191
administration costs 31-2 , 54-5 , 90-1
aggregate social welfare 48 , 73-5 , 99-102 , 159 , 185
agricultural good prices:
international 40 , 46 , 50 , 52 , 59-62
and investible surplus 71-2
and productivity 61 , 106-8
and rural surplus 85
and rural wage 96-101 , 109
shadow 75-6
and social welfare 63 , 105-6
as urban wage determinant 128 , 130
agricultural goods:
market equilibrium for 65-81
output of 21
agricultural surplus, see rural surplus
agriculture:
employment in 21
extended families in 23 , 33-4 , 103-4 , 169-70 , 186-7
manufactured inputs 12 , 77 ; see also production goods
productivity in 21
returns to scale 98 , 107 , 117 , 119
taxation in 39-40 , 63 , 64 , 77see also rural sector
Argentina 3
Arnott, R. (with Stiglitz) 149
Asia 98
Atkinson, A. B. (with Stiglitz) 28 , 30 , 54 , 156
Bale, M. D. (with Lutz) 198
Bangkok 172
Behrman, J. R. 57
Bergson-Samuelson welfare function, use of 35 , 48 , 62 , 73 , 168
bias, urban 25 , 83 , 86
Bolivia 3
Brazil 26
Bukharin, N. I. 88
Cairo 172
capital:
accumulation 85 , 87 , 88 , 90
allocation 77-8
rural 78
cash crops 11 , 110-15 , 205
change, technological see, technological change
China 3 , 9 , 25
Civil War, United States 3 , 9 , 59 , 63
closed economies 25-6 , 66-81
Cobb-Douglas production function 169
collectivization, Russian 88-9 , 207
commodity taxes 28 , 30 , 79 , 156-7
congestion effect 169 , 176 , 201-2
constraints:
budget 4 , 7
credit 66 , 120
international 66
pricing 59
taxation 30-3 , 208
consumption:
food, see food consumption
future, see investible surplus ; investment
social weight given to 24 , 87-8
Corn Laws, United Kingdom 3 , 9 , 59 , 207
costs:
administration 31-2 , 54-5 , 90-1
development 17
transaction 17 , 31-2
transportation 17
cotton 111 , 118
credit constraints 66 , 120
credit markets 119
credit policy 85
credit rationing 18
credit subsidies 17
cross elasticity of demand 5-6
Dalton, H. 34
Dasgupta, P. (with Stiglitz) 31 , 54
'dead-weight loss' and taxation 24 , 25 , 109 , 157
demand, elasticity of 5-6 , 31
depreciation 31
determination:
of employment, see employment determination
of wages, see wage determination
development:
costs 17
economic 16 , 21 , 25
Diamond, P. A. 156
(with Mirrlees) 31
differential taxation 119
discriminatory taxation 33
distortionary taxation 24 , 31
distribution of income 16-18 , 207
in India 96
intergenerational 24
intrafamily 95
rural sector 95-102
and taxation 31

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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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