The changing meaning of tax avoidance

There are some economic terms that are fixed and immutable. Marginal cost will always be the addition to cost from an incremental increase in output, and average cost will never be anything other than total cost divided by output. Other economic terms can change over time, or with shifts in policy. Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles explore this idea using the terms associated with tax and tax avoidance as an example.

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April 20, 2017

What's new in April 2017

This month A Dictionary of Disaster Management has been added to the Oxford Quick Reference collection. Find out more >

April 7, 2017

National Beer Day – who said what? [quiz]

Today is National Beer Day in the United States, so why not test your knowledge of beer quotes? Read more >

April 4, 2017

Ten facts about children’s literature

To celebrate the stories from our childhood, we’ve discovered a selection of ten facts about children’s books, their authors, and their history. What fact would you add to the list? Read more >