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Corruption, Tax Revenue and Growth: A Non Linear Relationship?

  • Raffaella Coppier

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    (Università di Macerata)

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    In this paper we explore tax revenue in a regime of widespread corruption in a static and dynamic framework. We prove that the relationship between tax rate and tax collection is not linear. In astatic context, this may bring about a Laffer-like behavior of overall tax revenue. A higher tax rate, via higher corruption, may reduce revenues. In a dynamic context, this relationship is inverted: tax revenues are high for low and high tax rates, while low for intermediate tax rates. Furthermore we prove that the relationship between the tax rate and growth is not linear.

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    Article provided by SIPI Spa in its journal Rivista di Politica Economica.

    Volume (Year): 96 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 3 (May-June)
    Pages: 243-278

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