OECD Economics Department Working Papers

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1815-1973 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/18151973
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Working papers from the Economics Department of the OECD that cover the full range of the Department’s work including the economic situation, policy analysis and projections; fiscal policy, public expenditure and taxation; and structural issues including ageing, growth and productivity, migration, environment, human capital, housing, trade and investment, labour markets, regulatory reform, competition, health, and other issues.

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Author(s):
Gareth D. Myles1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Publication Date
15 July 2009
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No.:
713
Pages
59
DOI
10.1787/222800633678

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Economic growth is the basis of increased prosperity. This makes the attainment of growth a key objective for governments across the world. The rate of growth can be affected by policy choices through the effect that taxation has upon economic decisions and through productive public expenditures. This paper provides a self-contained introduction to the economic modelling of growth and reviews the theoretical evidence on the extent of the link between taxation and growth.
Keywords:
economic growth, taxation, public policy
JEL Classification:
  • H2: Public Economics / Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
  • H3: Public Economics / Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
  • O4: Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity