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Government Exactions and Revenue Deficiencies

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  • Arthur B. Laffer
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    The proposition that increases in tax rates discourage market- sector production and may therefore, beyond a certain level, be counterproductive in raising tax revenue is an old issue in the eco- nomic literature. Its recent revival has generated considerable con- troversy and interest among both economists and policy makers. The resolution of this controversy depends on identifying the em- pirical relationship between changes in tax rates and changes in economic activity and, hence, in tax revenue. As yet, however, this relationship has been the subject of little systematic empirical analysis....

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    Article provided by Cato Journal, Cato Institute in its journal Cato Journal.

    Volume (Year): 1 (1981)
    Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
    Pages: 1-21

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    Handle: RePEc:cto:journl:v:1:y:1981:i:1:p:1-21

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    Keywords: Government; taxation; revenue; tax cuts;

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    1. Fernández-de-Córdoba, Gonzalo & Torres, José L., 2012. "Fiscal harmonization in the European Union with public inputs," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(5), pages 2024-2034.
    2. Boguslaw Guzik, 2007. "Indirect tax revenue curves-consumer demand models point of view. Particular case: asymptotic zero demand models," Operations Research and Decisions, Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Organization and Management, vol. 1, pages 29-43.

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