Thursday, August 13, 2009

Growth Theory and Taxation

As I'm always a fan of consolidating ideas/facts/available data into one place (maybe that's why I like rankings so much?), here's a new paper by Gareth Myles that does just that with economic growth theory and taxation. From the abstract:

"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."

If the name sounds familiar, it's because Gareth Myles is the author of popular public economics textbook.

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