论文题目：Timothy Besley, Ethan Ilzetzki, and Torsten Persson. 2013. Weak States and Steady States: The Dynamics of Fiscal Capacity. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 5(4): 205-235.
Investments in fiscal capacity—economic institutions for tax compliance—are an important feature of economic development.This paper develops a dynamic model to study the evolution of fiscal capacity over time.We contrast a social planner’s investment path with politically feasible paths.Three types of states emerge in the long run: a common-interest state where public resources are devoted to public goods, a redistributive state where additional fiscal capacity is used for transfers, and a weak state with no transfers and a low level of public goods provision.We also present some preliminary evidence consistent with the theory.