Taxation and the household saving rate: evidence from OECD countries
This paper analyzes anew the relationship between taxation and the household saving rate. On the basis of standard savings and tax revenue data from a sample of OECD countries, it provides compelling empirical evidence of a powerful impact of taxes on household savings. In particular, income taxes are shown to affect negatively the household saving rate much more than consumption taxes.
Volume (Year): 53 (2000)
Issue (Month): 212 ()
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