Searching with a thematic focus on Inequality, welfare and tax, Taxation

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    Effect of distortionary and non-distortionary taxes on economic growth: evidence from sub-Saharan African countries

    Academic Journals, 2015
    Studies on economic growth have provided insights into why states grow at different rates over time. Most recently, endogenous growth economics asserts that government expenditure and taxation will have both temporary and permanent effects on economic growth.
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    Tax revenue and economic development in Nigeria: a macroeconometric approach

    Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research, 2012
    The study examines the impact of tax revenue on the economic growth of Nigeria, judging from its impact on infrastructural development from 1980 to 2007.
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    Leaking revenue: how a big tax break to European gas companies has cost Nigeria billions

    ActionAid International, 2016
    Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, has lost out on US$3.3billion as result of an extraordinary ten year tax break granted by the Nigerian government to some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies: Shell,
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    The impact of taxation on investment and economic development in Nigeria

    Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research, 2014
    This study examines the impact of taxation on investment and economic growth in Nigeria from 1980-2010. The ordinary least square method of multiple regression analysis was used to analyze the data.
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    Social impact of a tax reform: the case of Ethiopia

    International Monetary Fund Working Papers, 2003
    This paper provides an assessment of the poverty and social impact of replacing Ethiopia’s sales tax with a value-added tax (VAT). The results indicate that this reform has not had a major adverse effect on the poorest 40 percent of the population.
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    The distributional impact of taxes and transfers: evidence from eight low- and middle-income countries

    World Bank Publications, 2017
    This study presents a set of studies for low- and middle-income countries that use the CEQ approach to examine the distributional effects of individual taxes, transfers, and subsidies as well as their combined impact. Most of the case studies were produced with the objective of informing the World Bank in-country dialogue on fiscal policy or fiscal reform.
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    Taxes and tax reform in Ethiopia, 1990-2003

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2005
    In 1991 the Ethiopian Revolution Democratic Front (EPRDF) toppled the old ‘socialist’ regime that had ruled the country for seventeen years. In contrast to the previous policy regime of hard control, EPRDF initiated a wide range of reforms that covered not only the tax system but also the exchange rate, interest rates, trade, domestic production and distribution.
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    Linking taxation and social protection: evidence on redistribution and poverty reduction in Ethiopia

    International Centre for Tax and Development, 2016
    The reduction of poverty, and more recently inequality, are pressing concerns in many lowand middle-income countries, not in the least as a result of the Sustainable Development Goals committing countries to significant improvements by 2030. Redistribution is important for reaching these goals, and is shaped by countries’ tax and welfare systems.
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    Top income shares, business profits, and effective tax rates in contemporary Chile

    International Centre for Tax and Development, 2014
    This paper contributes to the burgeoning research on inequality and top incomes around the globe by presenting the first available estimates of top income shares and effective income tax rates in contemporary Chile based on analysis of anonymous income tax return microdata. It pays special attention to business income, which dominates at the top of the distribution.
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    Taxation and inequality in developing countries: lessons from the recent experience of Latin America

    United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2016
    This paper aims to advance understanding about the relationship between taxation and inequality in developing countries, focusing on the recent experience of Latin America. Although the tax system was regressive in the 1990s, tax changes promoted equality in the first decade of the 2000s.