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Economic Growth and the Role of Taxation - Disaggregate Data

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 surveys the empirical analysis of disaggregate data on growth. The aim is to identify how economic policy can affect the choices that have been identified as influences upon the rate of growth.


Keywords: public policy, disaggregate data, economic growth, taxation
JEL: C01: Mathematical and Quantitative Methods / General / Econometrics; H2: Public Economics / Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; H3: Public Economics / Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents; O4: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
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