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Long-run growth effects of taxation in a non-scale growth model with innovation

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  • Zeng, Jinli
  • Zhang, Jie

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In previous studies, taxing income or consumption hinders long-run growth. Incorporating saving and leisure into the non-scale Schumpeterian model of Howitt (1999), we show that the usual growth effects of taxing consumption and labor income do not exist.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 75 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 391-403

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  1. Long Xin & Pelloni Alessandra, 2011. "Welfare improving taxation on savings in a growth model," wp.comunite 0091, Department of Communication, University of Teramo.
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  7. Keiichi Kishi, 2013. "Dynamic analysis of wage inequality and creative destruction," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 13-20, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
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