Tax Performance: A Comparative Study


Teera, J. M. and Hudson, J., 2004. Tax Performance: A Comparative Study. Journal of International Development, 16 (6), pp. 785-802.

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This paper seeks to analyse tax performance across countries, utilizing what Musgrave ([1969]) referred to as the stochastic approach, where tax performance is analysed by comparisons with the average performance. The regression approach to tax performance assessment is used and a tax effort index is constructed. Among the variables that are identified to be important determinants of tax shares is a measure of tax evasion. The tax effort indices obtained show that generally the upper middle-income and high-income OECD groups are making better use of their tax bases to increase revenue. There are also economies of scale with respect to population density.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsTeera, J. M.and Hudson, J.
Uncontrolled Keywordstaxation and subsidies,optimal taxation (h210),efficiency,fiscal and monetary policy in development (o230),fiscal policy (e620)
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
ID Code10001


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