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Study on the European Welfare and Tax Systems Models Used to Support Economic Growth and Overcome the Effects of the Crisis

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  • Maria Lenuta Ulici-Ciupac

    () (Commercial Academy of Satu Mare)

  • Ioana Pop-Radu

    () (Doctoral School of “Babes Bolyai” University)

  • Maria Letitia Bratulescu (Andronic)

    () (“Transilvania” University of Brasov)

Abstract

The article presents a theme of great interest for political parties, public administration representatives and researchers as each country tries to implement those policies that bring about economic growth. This study aims to determine the key role of taxation for achieving economic growth and to highlight to what extent the different fiscal levers can influence it. The main issues are the tax systems and policies adopted by the EU members for reaching an optimal yield from implementing their own tax rules. As a result, the paper underlines the best policies in relation to the identification of several tax systems that generate five models. The study of the correlations between the level of taxation, budget deficit and public debt, on the one hand, and the level of economic welfare, expressed by the economic growth rate, according to Eurostat statistics, on the other hand, enables us to establish the influence of public policies on the economic development. The case study represents a quantitative analysis of the variables that have an impact on economic growth, using empirical data on the performance of the EU countries for 2000 – 2012. The research offers a unique approach and the results prove the sustainability of the hypothesis.

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  • Maria Lenuta Ulici-Ciupac & Ioana Pop-Radu & Maria Letitia Bratulescu (Andronic), 2013. "Study on the European Welfare and Tax Systems Models Used to Support Economic Growth and Overcome the Effects of the Crisis," Acta Universitatis Danubius. OEconomica, Danubius University of Galati, issue 9(6), pages 149-162, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:dug:actaec:y:2013:i:6:p:149-162
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    1. Thomas Hemmelgarn & Gaetan Nicodeme, 2010. "The 2008 Financial Crisis and Taxation Policy," Taxation Papers 20, Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission.
    2. European Commission, 2013. "Taxation trends in the European Union: 2013 edition," Taxation trends 2013, Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission.
    3. European Commission, 2009. "Taxation trends in the European Union: 2009 edition," Taxation trends 2009, Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission.
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    1. Sorina Botis, 2017. "The Impact of Financial Education on Banking Behavior," Acta Universitatis Danubius. OEconomica, Danubius University of Galati, issue 13(6), pages 292-302, DECEMBER.

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