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Tax Structure in Latin America: Its Impact on the Real Economy and Compliance

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In this paper we review the structure of tax systems in Latin America and analyze their impact on the real economy-- economic growth, macro-economic stability, income redistribution and foreign direct investment--, and on the extent of informality –the size of the shadow economy—and ‘tax morale.’

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  • Jorge Martinez-Vazquez & VIoleta Vulovic, 2011. "Tax Structure in Latin America: Its Impact on the Real Economy and Compliance," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper1122, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
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    1. Gohar S. Sedrakyan, 2018. "Can Tax Regulation and Administration Practices Impact Foreign Direct Investments?," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper1812, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    2. Gohar Samvel Sedrakyan & Laura Varela-Candamio, 2017. "The Impact of Public Expenditures on Economic Growth in Two Very Different Countries: A comparative Analysis of Armenia and Spain," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper1702, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.

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