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On and Off the Frontier: Growth Empirics where Taxes Affect Growth


  • Gerry Boyle;


  • Thomas McCarthy



The plan of our paper is as follows. Section 2 presents a methodology which decomposes the growth rate for OECD countries for the period 1967 to 1985 into movements along and movements towards the frontier. Section 3 takes the inter-temporal change in our index of X- inefficiency developed in Section2 and uses it as the dependent variable in an analysis of the role in growth of non-input country characteristics, especially the taxation regime. Finally, Section 4 provides a few concluding comments and indicates some avenues for further research.

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  • Gerry Boyle; & Thomas McCarthy, 1996. "On and Off the Frontier: Growth Empirics where Taxes Affect Growth," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series n640496, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
  • Handle: RePEc:may:mayecw:n640496

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    economic growth; economic development; taxes; taxation;

    JEL classification:

    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General


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