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LINS Curve in Romanian Economy

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  • Emilian Dobrescu

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The paper presents theoretical considerations and empirical evidence to test the validity of the Laffer in Narrower Sense (LINS) curve as a parabola with a maximum. Attention is focused on the so-called legal-effective tax gap (letg). The econometric application is based on statistical data (1990-2013) for Romania as an emerging European economy. Three cointegrating regressions (fully modified least squares, canonical cointegrating regression and dynamic least squares) and three algorithms, which are based on instrumental variables (two-stage least squares, generalized method of moments, and limited information maximum likelihood), are involved.

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  • Emilian Dobrescu, 2016. "LINS Curve in Romanian Economy," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 18(41), pages 136-136, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:41:y:2016:i:18:p:136
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    Keywords

    taxes; legal-effective tax gap.;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H26 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Tax Evasion and Avoidance

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