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Tax incentives and economic effects - a general equilibrium approach

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  • Alexandre Porsse

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  • Eduardo Haddad

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Tax incentives are common instruments in regional policies used to attract new investments and promote increase in employment and income, but the impact on regional public finances is very controversial. This paper uses an interregional computable general equilibrium model for the Brazilian economy to evaluate the net effects of tax incentives on the regional government revenues. The model takes into account the structural relationships between two regions and the specific characteristics of the Brazilian federalism that affects regional public finances. The theoretical specification allows capturing indirect and induced effects of the new investments and the net output of such incentive policies for the regional government revenues.

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Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa05p733.

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Date of creation: Aug 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa05p733

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