Non-Linear Effects of Taxation on Growth
Sergio T. Rebelo
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); University of Rochester - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
NBER Working Paper No. w18473
We study a model in which the effects of taxation on growth are highly non-linear. Marginal increases in tax rates have a small growth impact when tax rates are low or moderate. When tax rates are high, further tax hikes have a large, negative impact on growth performance. We argue that this non-linearity is consistent with the empirical evidence on the effect of taxation and other disincentives to investment and innovation on economic growth.
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Date posted: October 20, 2012
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