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

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  • Jinli Zeng

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    (National University of Singapore)

  • Jie Zhang

    (University of Queensland and Victoria University of Wellington)

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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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Paper provided by National University of Singapore, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number wp0104.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 22 Oct 2001
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Handle: RePEc:nus:nusewp:wp0104

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Keywords: Scale effects; Taxation; Long-run growth;

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  5. Creina Day & Garth Day, 2007. "Fiscal Reform, Growth and Current Account Dynamics," ANU Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics 2007-485, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics.
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  7. Xin Long & Alessandra Pelloni & Robert Waldmann, 2008. "Lump-Sum Taxes in a R&D Model," CEIS Research Paper 120, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 14 Jul 2008.
  8. Afonso, Oscar, 2008. "The impact of government intervention on wage inequality without scale effects," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 25(2), pages 351-362, March.

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