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Should the US streamline its tax system? Analysis on an endogenous growth model

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  • Gómez, Manuel A.
  • Sequeira, Tiago N.

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We evaluate the growth and welfare effects of budget-neutral reforms in the US tax system. Large gains in welfare and growth could result from adopting a consumption-based tax system. In contrast, significant welfare and growth losses would follow after implementing an income tax-based reform. Eliminating double taxation of firms' profits would yield non-negligible welfare and growth gains.

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  • Gómez, Manuel A. & Sequeira, Tiago N., 2014. "Should the US streamline its tax system? Analysis on an endogenous growth model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 113-119.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:37:y:2014:i:c:p:113-119 DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2013.10.033
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    1. Karpavičius, Sigitas & Yu, Fan, 2016. "Should interest expenses be tax deductible?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 100-116.
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    Keywords

    Taxes; Deficits; Growth; Welfare;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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