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The Evolution of Tax Morale in Modern Spain

  • Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
  • Benno Torgler


This paper studies the evolution of tax morale in Spain in the post-Franco era. In contrast to the previous tax compliance literature, the current paper investigates tax morale as the dependent variable and attempts to answer what actually shapes tax morale. The analysis uses survey data from two sources: the World Values Survey and the European Values Survey, allowing us to observe tax morale in Spain for the years 1981, 1990, 1995, and 1999/2000. The study of the evolution of tax morale in Spain over nearly a 20-year span is particularly interesting because the political and fiscal system evolved very rapidly during that period.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology in its series School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series with number 224.

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Length: 2 pages
Date of creation: 14 Aug 2007
Date of revision: 12 Aug 2008
Publication status: Published
Handle: RePEc:qut:dpaper:224
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