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Estimating the Determinants of Taxpayer Compliance With Experimental Data

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  • Alm, James
  • Jackson, Betty
  • McKee, Michael J.

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Uses data from laboratory experiments to estimate individual responses to tax, penalty, and audit rate changes, as well as to changes in government expenditures. The empirical results confirm some (although not all) theoretical predictions, and compare qualititatively with other empirical work

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  • Alm, James & Jackson, Betty & McKee, Michael J., 1992. "Estimating the Determinants of Taxpayer Compliance With Experimental Data," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 45(1), pages 107-114, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:45:y:1992:i:1:p:107-14
    DOI: 10.1086/NTJ41788949
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