Non-Linear Effects of Taxation on Growth
49 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2015
Date Written: April 2013
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.
Keywords: growth, taxes
JEL Classification: H2, O4
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