Willing to Pay?


The European Commission funded the project through an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council for the period 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2017. The project is hosted at the European University Institute in Florence and it assembles an international research team under the scientific guidance of the project’s Principal Investigator Prof. Sven Steinmo. While taxation plays a central role in this project, our broad interest in the interactive relationships between policy choices, institutions and ideas is at the core of the research. Simply put, we are interested in exploring and explaining the multiple paths and different choices made in different democratic welfare states.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / ERC Grant Agreement n. [295675]  


Sven Steinmo 

Project Director and Principal Investigator



Why you should pay taxes…


From the Swedish Tax Authority (RRV)
“Eller så betalar man skatt” (Or you pay your taxes)

From the American Internal Revenue Service (IRS)



Tax Justice Network