The Impact of Economic Growth, Tax Policy and Economic Freedom on Income Inequality

The Journal of Private Enterprise, Fall 2008

12 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2015

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J. R. Clark

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Robert A. Lawson

Auburn University - Department of Finance

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Considerable disagreement exists about how economic growth, taxes, and other policies affect the distribution of income from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. This short paper attempts to shed some light on the empirical debate about the role of tax policy in determining economic growth and the distribution of income.

Keywords: Taxation, Economic growth, Economic freedom, Income distribution

JEL Classification: O4, E6

Suggested Citation

Clark, Jeff R. and Lawson, Robert A., The Impact of Economic Growth, Tax Policy and Economic Freedom on Income Inequality (2008). The Journal of Private Enterprise, Fall 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2566842

Jeff R. Clark (Contact Author)

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ( email )

Department of Economics
Suite 313 Fletcher Hall
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
United States

Robert A. Lawson

Auburn University - Department of Finance ( email )

Auburn, AL 36849
United States

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