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Joel Slemrod on Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue

October 25, 2023
World Bank Main Complex MC13-121
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Joel Slemrod on Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue

Governance Global Practice Book Series.

OCTOBER 25, 2023, 12:30 PM –1:30 PM EDT


World Bank Governance Global Practice Book Talks welcomed Joel Slemrod and his presentation about the findings from his book Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom through the Ages, an engaging and enlightening account of taxation told through lively, dramatic, and sometimes ludicrous stories drawn from around the world and across the ages.

The Governance Global Practice Book Talks presents recent books by leading global experts. These series include books that are written for a broad audience and cover public policy areas that are relevant for Governance and beyond. This event is joint with the EFI Chief Economist Office.

About the book:

Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue is a surprising and one-of-a-kind account of how history illuminates the perennial challenges and timeless principles of taxation—and how the past holds clues to solving the tax problems of today.