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Recession, taxes and economic growth

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  • Szarowska, Irena

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The current economic situation forces the governments to find solution how to promote economic growth. Economic theory suggests that differences in taxation may play a role in explaining differences in economic performance. The paper summarizes common features tax related measures used to tackling the economic recession in the European Union and it also points out the effect of taxes on economic activity presented by empirical studies.

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  • Szarowska, Irena, 2010. "Recession, taxes and economic growth," MPRA Paper 32355, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:32355
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    1. Georgios Karras & Davide Furceri, 2009. "Taxes and Growth in Europe," South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics, Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region, vol. 7(2), pages 181-204.
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    Keywords

    recession; economic crisis; taxation; corporate income tax; personal income tax; value added tax;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
    • E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy

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