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Comparative Taxation Dataset on 40 Countries and Areas, 1870-2001

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data, text
  • Anderson, Elisabeth
  • Prasad, Monica
  • Nickow, Andre
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
comparative taxation; consumer price index; expenditures; government revenue; Gross Domestic Product; industrial production; money supply; prices; products; taxes; unemployment
  • Abstract

    The construction of this Comparative Taxation Dataset is made possible by National Science Foundation (NSF). The dataset is collected mainly from International Historical Statistics (IHS), 2003, and Flora, Peter (1987) State economy and society in Western Europe, 1815-1975. The study covers 22 countries (total 40 countries and areas). The collection includes economically active population, infant mortality rates, unemployment, indices of industrial production, output of crude petroleum, output of natural gas, output of electrical energy, money supply, total central government expenditure and revenue, wholesale price indices, consumer price indices and so on.
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1870--2001
  • 1870 / 2001
Geographic Coverage
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
Sampled Universe
The comparative taxation dataset in the 40 countries and areas. Smallest Geographic Unit: country
The data collection is a pooled time-series of the comparative taxation data in 40 countries and areas over a period of over 100 years (1870-2001), resulting in 4403 observations.
Collection Mode
  • record abstracts
Funding institution(s): National Science Foundation (0847725).
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37365 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37365.v1

Update Metadata: 2019-08-29 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-08-29

Anderson, Elisabeth; Prasad, Monica; Nickow, Andre (2019): Comparative Taxation Dataset on 40 Countries and Areas, 1870-2001. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.