Taxation and democracy
Using a panel-model approach, this paper investigates the relationship between the level of taxation and democracy. The dataset covers the period 2002--2008, and includes 51 countries. The study suggests that a significant increase of taxes, without a major negative reaction of taxpayers, can be implemented if the political regime is strongly democratic or, on the contrary, strongly autocratic.
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Volume (Year): 14 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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