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Description - Taxation by Margaret Lamb

Taxation involves complex questions of policy, law, and practice. The book offers an innovative introduction to tax research by combining commentary on disciplinary-based and interdisciplinary approaches. Its objective is to guide and encourage researchers how to produce taxation research that is rigorous and relevant. It comments upon how disciplinary-based approaches to tax research have developed in law, economics, accounting, political science, and social policy. Its authors then go to introduce an inter-disciplinary research approach to taxation research. Effective approaches to research problem definition and research method choice are outlined by leading authors in their fields, and topical studies provide bibliographic surveys of specific areas of tax research. The book provides suggestions of topics, readings, and approaches that are intended to help the new researcher choose ways to begin their tax research. Written by a group of international experts, this book will be essential reading for new researchers in the tax field, including PhD students; for existing researchers wishing to broaden their understanding of taxation; for policymakers wanting to gauge where the leading edge of current tax research lies; and for tax practitioners interested in scholarly contributions to their field of practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199242931
ISBN-10: 0199242933
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 162mm x 24mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Margaret Lamb

Margaret Lamb is Reader in Accounting in Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick. She obtained her bachelor's degree with honours in government from Harvard University. Her PhD, from the University of Reading, concerned tax accounting history and practice. Margaret is a chartered accountant and worked for ten years as a tax specialist for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Ernst & Young. Andrew Lymer is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Taxation at The Birmingham Business School where he has lectured for more than 10 years across all levels of students. He is also a Visiting Professor at Texas Tech University in the USA. He is co-author of Taxation: Policy and Practice, an annual produced textbook on UK taxation published by Fiscal Publications and in its 11th edition in 2004. Judith Freedman is KPMG Professor of Tax Law at Oxford University and a Fellow of Worcester College. She obtained a First Class Honours law degree from Oxford University and then worked as a solicitor in the Corporate Tax Department of Freshfields. Following this she worked briefly at the University of Surrey and then taught tax and company law for 18 years in the law department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is joint editor of the British Tax Review and was co-editor of a Modern Law Review Special Issue on Law and Accountancy (with M. Power) as well as co-editing a special issue of the British Tax Review on Accounting Standards and Taxable Profit (with S. Green). She is also a member of the Tax Law Review Committee set up by the Institute of Fiscal Studies. Simon James is Reader in Economics, School of Business and Economics, University of Exeter; Visiting Fellow, School of Finance, Australian National University; a Chartered Tax Adviser and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has published over 40 research papers mainly concerned with taxation and his 15 books include The Economics of Taxation: Principles, Policy and Practice. He has also edited a four volume collection of tax papers entitled Taxation: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy (Routledge 2002).

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