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Harvard East Asian Monographs 107

Public Finance During the Korean Modernization Process

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674722330

Publication Date: 05/12/1986


364 pages

6 x 9 inches

11 line drawings, 1 halftone, 103 tables

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  • Foreword
  • I. Budgetary Policies and Performance
    • Defining and Measuring the Korean Public Sector
    • Budgetary Performance
    • Economic Growth and Fiscal Policy: A Chronology
    • Summary
  • II. Fiscal and Economic Development: Korean Versus Traditional Patterns
    • Taxable Capacity and Effort
    • Tax Structure
    • Expenditure and Share of GNP
    • The Composition of Expenditures
    • Conclusions
  • III. The Development of the Korean Tax Structure
    • Evolution of the Tax System
    • Financing Patterns during the Modernization Period
    • Growth in the Tax Ratio
    • Tax Structure Changes
    • The Personal Income Tax
    • Corporation Income Tax
    • Commodity Taxes
    • Business Tax
    • Summary: Tax Policy and the Modernization Process
  • IV. Modernization and the Long-Term Growth of Korean Government Expenditures
    • Introduction
    • The Long-Term Growth of Government Expenditure
    • The Determinants of Expenditure Growth: Hypotheses and Evidence from Other Countries
    • The Determinants of Korean Expenditure Growth
    • A Time-Series Model
    • Conclusions
  • V. The Distributional Effects of the Korean Budget
    • Fiscal Incidence Analysis: Is It Worth the Effort?
    • Assumptions and Methodology
    • Changes in Fiscal Structure
    • Distribution of Income
    • Allocation of Revenue Burdens by Income Class
    • Allocation of Expenditure Benefits by Income Class
    • Net Fiscal Incidence
    • Conclusions and Implications
  • VI. Korean Public Finances During Modernization: A Summing Up
    • The Supporting Role of Budgetary Policy
    • Korean Fiscal Choices
    • The Setting for Korean Fiscal Choices
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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