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The limited role of the personal income tax in developing countries

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  • Bird, Richard M.
  • Zolt, Eric M.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Asian Economics.

Volume (Year): 16 (2005)
Issue (Month): 6 (December)
Pages: 928-946

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  10. Richard M. Bird & Sally Wallace, 2003. "Taxing Alcohol in Africa: Reflections from International Experience," International Tax Program Papers 0304, International Tax Program, Institute for International Business, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, revised Nov 2003.
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  14. Kelly D. Edmiston & Richard M. Bird, 2004. "Taxing Consumption in Jamaica: The GCT and the SCT," International Tax Program Papers 0414, International Tax Program, Institute for International Business, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
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  20. Louis Kaplow, 2004. "On the (Ir)Relevance of Distribution and Labor Supply Distortion to Government Policy," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 18(4), pages 159-175, Fall.
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  1. Richard M. Bird, 2012. "Taxation and Development: What Have We Learned from Fifty Years of Research?," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper1202, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
  2. Eftichios Sartzetakis & Panagiotis D. Tsigaris, 2007. "Uncertainty and the Double Dividend Hypothesis," Working Papers 2007.99, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  3. Ahmed, Vaqar & O'Donoghue, Cathal, 2009. "Redistributive effect of personal income taxation in Pakistan," MPRA Paper 16700, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Iris Claus & Jorge Martinez-Vazquez & VIoleta Vulovic, 2012. "Government Fiscal Policies and Redistribution in Asian Countries," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper1213, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
  5. Klara Sabirianova Peter & Steve Buttrick & Denvil Duncan, 2007. "Global Reform of Personal Income Taxation, 1981-2005: Evidence from 189 Countries," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0721, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
  6. Carmen CAMACHO & I-Ling SHEN, 2010. "Public Education for the Children Left Behind," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2010006, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  7. Richard M. Bird, . "VAT in Ukraine: An Interim Report," International Tax Program Papers 0503 Revised, International Tax Program, Institute for International Business, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
  8. Bayraktar, Nihal & Moreira, Emmanuel Pinto, 2007. "The composition of public expenditure and growth : a small-scale intertemporal model for low-income countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4430, The World Bank.
  9. Sugata Ghosh & Kyriakos C. Neanidis, 2013. "Corruption, Fiscal Policy, and Growth: A Unified Approach," CEDI Discussion Paper Series 13-05, Centre for Economic Development and Institutions(CEDI), Brunel University.
  10. Jenny Freitas, 2012. "Inequality, the politics of redistribution and the tax mix," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 151(3), pages 611-630, June.

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