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Taxing for shared prosperity


  • Daniel Jeongdae Lee

    () (Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP)

  • Zheng Jian

    () (Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP)


After decades of remarkable economic growth which lifted millions out of extreme poverty, Asia is now grappling with a widening gap between the haves and the have-nots. This policy brief examines ways in which tax policy can help narrow this gap. It finds that Asian countries could benefit from a more balanced tax mix, a more progressive income tax, and greater use of wealth-related taxes.

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  • Daniel Jeongdae Lee & Zheng Jian, 2017. "Taxing for shared prosperity," MPDD Policy Briefs PB46, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:pbmpdd:pb46

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