Financing the State: Government Tax Revenue from 1800 to 2012

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Per F. Andersson - Lund University orcid

Thomas Brambor - New York University orcid

Description:

This dataset presents information on historical central government revenues for 31 countries in Europe and the Americas for the period from 1800 (or independence) to 2012. The countries included are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany (West Germany between 1949 and 1990), Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela. In other words, the dataset includes all South American, North American, and Western European countries with a population of more than one million, plus Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Mexico. The dataset contains information on the public finances of central governments. To make such information comparable cross-nationally we have chosen to normalize nominal revenue figures in two ways: (i) as a share of the total budget, and (ii) as a share of total gross domestic product. The total tax revenue of the central state is disaggregated guided by the Gove

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Responsible department/unit:

Lund University, Department of Political Science

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Per F. Andersson - Lund University orcid

Thomas Brambor - New York University orcid

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1148

Description:

This dataset presents information on historical central government revenues for 31 countries in Europe and the Americas for the period from 1800 (or independence) to 2012. The countries included are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany (West Germany between 1949 and 1990), Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela. In other words, the dataset includes all South American, North American, and Western European countries with a population of more than one million, plus Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Mexico. The dataset contains information on the public finances of central governments. To make such information comparable cross-nationally we have chosen to normalize nominal revenue figures in two ways: (i) as a share of the total budget, and (ii) as a share of total gross domestic product. The total tax revenue of the central state is disaggregated guided by the Gove

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Language:

English

Time period(s) investigated:

1800 — 2012

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Japan, North America, Europe, South America, Oceania

Geographic description: Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan

Lowest geographic unit:

Country

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Population:

31 countries in Europe, the Americas, and Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Sampling procedure:

Other

Funding:

European Union — Ref. 284313

Publications

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Brambor, Thomas and Johannes Lindvall. 2014. “Fiscal Capacity, Domestic Compensation, and Trade Policy: A Long Term View.” Working paper, Lund University

Andersson, Per. 2019. "Left-wing Tax Strategy Depends on the Electoral System". Working paper, Lund University

Andersson, Per F. 2018. “Democracy, Urbanization, and Tax Revenue.” Studies in Comparative International Development 53(1): 111-159.​

Brambor, Thomas. 2016. “Fiscal Capacity and the Enduring Legacy of the First Income Tax Law.” In ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops 2015.

Andersson, Per. 2019. "Fiscal Capacity in Non-Democratic States". Working paper, Lund University

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Financing the State: Government Tax Revenue from 1800 to 2012

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Per F. Andersson, Thomas Brambor. Lund University, Department of Political Science (2020). <em>Financing the State: Government Tax Revenue from 1800 to 2012</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/nsbw-2102">https://doi.org/10.5878/nsbw-2102</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Per F. Andersson - Lund University orcid

Thomas Brambor - New York University orcid

Description:

This dataset presents information on historical central government revenues for 31 countries in Europe and the Americas for the period from 1800 (or independence) to 2012. The countries included are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany (West Germany between 1949 and 1990), Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kin

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Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

1800 — 2012

Variables:

15

Number of individuals/objects:

31

Published: 2020-02-20