Webinar on Tax History

OFS is inviting Joel Slemrod and Michael Keen to talk about their new book on tax history.

Front page of the book. Man carrying a wheelbarrow with cash.

Photo: Princeton Univeristy Press

On June 23 from 14.00-15.15 (GMT+2), Joel Slemrod and Michael Keen will present their new book Rebellions, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom through the Ages. In the book, Slemrod and Keen provide a tour through interesting and fascinating episodes throughout the history of taxation. They show that the serious business of taxation also can be entertaining. At the same time, they build a bridge from the past to the present. How different was yesterday's tax system compared with our current system? And what clues can we find in the past to solve the tax problems of today?

The Webinar is open and will take place on Zoom. The event will start with a 45 minutes presentation by Joel Slemrod and Michael Keen followed by a 30-minutes Q&A.

About the authors 

Joel Slemrod is a professor of economics at the University of Michigan, where he also is Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor at the Ross School of Business. Michael Keen is deputy director of IMF's fiscal affairs department. Before joining IMF he was a professor of economics at the University of Essex and a visiting professor at the University of Kyoto. Both have been awarded the National Tax Association’s Daniel M. Holland Medal for distinguished lifetime contributions to the study and practice of public finance, and both are past presidents of the International Institute of Public Finance.


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Read more about the book here.


The event will be in English.

Published June 17, 2021 1:39 PM - Last modified June 18, 2021 9:30 AM