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Taxation under media capture

  • Mihai Mutascu

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    (West University of Timisoara and LEO (Laboratoire d''Economie d''Orléans) - UMR7322)

The paper investigates the implication of mass-media freedom on the level of taxation, using a panel-model approach. The data-set covers the period 2002-2010, including 120 states. The main obtained finding suggests a nonlinear cubic function, with U and inverted U-shapes. Except the minimal states, the study suggests the study suggests that a significant increase of taxes, without a major negative reaction of taxpayers, can be facile obtained if the mass-media is free or moderate controlled by govern and/or other interested groups. The policy response reaction has the same intensity in both cases.

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Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 2752-2767

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