Why Do People Pay Taxes? An Explanation Based On Loss Aversion And Overweighting of Low Probabilities
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KeywordsTax Evasion; Loss Aversion; Decision Weights; Prospect Theory; Optimal taxation;
- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
- H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
- H26 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Tax Evasion and Avoidance
- K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
NEP fieldsThis paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2004-02-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2004-02-01 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LAW-2004-02-01 (Law & Economics)
- NEP-MIC-2004-02-01 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-PBE-2004-02-01 (Public Economics)
- NEP-PUB-2004-02-01 (Public Finance)
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