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Democracy, War, and Wealth: Evidence from Two Centuries of Inheritance Taxation

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Ken Scheve, David Stasavage
ISPS ID: 
P10-005
Date: 
June 28, 2010
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Writing
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Political Economy
Planning document / hypotheses: 
We hypothesize that significant taxation of inherited wealth depended on (1) the extension of the suffrage to the lower classes, and (2)political conditions created by mass mobilization for war.
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19 countries (data collected from 1816 or independence until 2000)
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June 28, 2010