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A tale of two taxes: State-dependency of tax policy
journal contributionposted on 2023-08-24, 05:29 authored by KP Arin, E Gahramanov, T Omay, Xueli TangXueli Tang, Mehmet UlubasogluMehmet Ulubasoglu
In this paper, we build a simple endogenous growth model with labour and corporate taxes to investigate the asymmetric effects of tax policy over the growth trajectory. We employ a newly developed panel smooth transition model to empirically analyse a sample of 19 advanced economies over the 1961–2017 period. We find that both the asymmetric effects and the tax measures used are essential. We also find that the effects of corporate and personal taxes on long-run growth are non-linear, while the detrimental effects of personal taxes are empirically larger compared to those of corporate taxes once non-linearities are controlled for.
JournalScottish Journal of Political Economy