From Taxation to Fighting for the Nation: Historical Fiscal Capacity and Military Draft Evasion during WWI (Job Market Paper)

Abstract

Do strong states affect the culture and actions of their citizens in a persistent way? And if so, can the capacity to tax, by itself, have a role in driving this effect?

Luca Bagnato
Luca Bagnato
PhD Candidate

Welcome! I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Zurich. I use fine-grained archival data to study the effects of institutions and public policies. matter.