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Pittaki Exploring the Roots of Systematic Tax Avoidance in Greece



Business, the Tax System and Tax Conscience, 1955-2008

1. Auflage 2021, 284 Seiten, Gebunden, HC runder Rücken kaschiert, Format (B × H): 153 mm x 216 mm, Gewicht: 503 g Reihe: Palgrave Studies in Economic History
ISBN: 978-3-030-71978-4
Verlag: Springer International Publishing


Pittaki Exploring the Roots of Systematic Tax Avoidance in Greece

This book explores the interaction between business and the system of taxation in Greece, from the mid-1950s up to 2008, the year that marked the eve of the economic crisis the country faced in the aftermath of the international financial crisis of 2007. The evidence presented confirms William Baumol’s point about how taxation affects entrepreneurship. That is, it is shown that Baumol was right when indicating that problematic tax rules can lead to unproductive forms of entrepreneurship, such as tax evasion. However, the focus here is on aspects of the system of taxation that Baumol’s model, examining solely tax rates and levels of taxation, neglected. This book shows that, as far as Greek entrepreneurship is concerned, the adverse effects of the system of taxation came mostly from a series of issues that increased its perceived unfairness and illegitimacy. The way that the tax system functioned also increased uncertainty, which was anything but beneficial for investing in business.

This book contributes to the current debates about the Greek economy and the causes of the crisis affecting the country. In this respect, it also throws light on the big issue of tax evasion burdening the country’s fiscal system. However, the research also belongs to the wider literature examining entrepreneurship from a business history perspective, to that focusing on the relation between entrepreneurship and institutions, to the debates regarding the ways entrepreneurship is affected by the socio-political and economic environment but also to institutional analyses about taxation.

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Chapter 1. Unstable politics, unfair taxation and a system of public administration afflicted by clientelism: key information about the Greek state.- Chapter 2. A 'sibylline authority' in a growing economy, 1955-1967.- Chapter 3. 'No mutiny will be allowed': dismantling Democracy and delegitimising the tax system, 1967-1974.- Chapter 4. A 'tax surprise' amidst economic recession, 1974-1981.- Chapter 5. A 'wild tax hunt' in the era of rapid de-industrialisation, 1981-1989.- Chapter 6. A tale of hope, disillusionment and crisis: 1989-2008.


Pittaki, Zoi
Zoi Pittaki is a Lecturer in Creativity and Entrepreneurship at Brunel University, London, UK. Prior to joining Brunel she was a Visiting Lecturer in the University of Glasgow, Economic and Social History and a Teaching Assistant in the University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Business School. She has teaching experience in Economic and Social History, as well as in Entrepreneurship and Management. Her current research involves an examination of entrepreneurship's contribution to the revamping of war-torn and crisis economies.


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