Presentation of the book "Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom Through the Ages" by Michael Keen

May 26, 2021,

An on-line event by the French Inter-ministry Exchange and Coordination Platform on the Mobilisation of Domestic Public Resources (MRIP)

Presentation of the book Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom Through the Ages by Michael Keen and Joel Slemrod.

In this entertaining book, two leading authorities on taxation, Michael Keen and Joel Slemrod, provide a fascinating and informative tour through preposterous and dramatic episodes in tax history. The result is a surprising and one-of-a-kind account of how history illuminates the perennial challenges and timeless principles of taxation – and how the past holds clues to solving the tax problems of today. 


  • Presentation : Michael Keen, FMI
  • Moderation : Grégoire Rota Graziosi, CERDI-CNRS-UCA, FERDI
  • Q&A  from the floor with Michael Keen and Joel Slemrod

How can I get the book?

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Visit Princeton University Press’s website to order your copies of Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue at a 30% discount (postage and packing costs will be added at point of purchase). Please use the special offer code KEEN to redeem your offer. Offer available until 31 July 2021.