نابرابری درآمد و مالیات بر ساختار: شواهدی از کشورهای توسعه یافته و در حال توسعه
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|41990||2015||17 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||12680 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Comparative Economics, Volume 43, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages 138–154
This paper seeks to examine the effect of income inequality on the structure of tax policies. We first use a simplified theoretical framework which allows us to formalize the testable implications of the relevant literature. Subsequently, our analysis indicates that more unequal economies rely heavier on capital relative to labor income taxation. This relationship remains robust across various alternative measures of income inequality and most importantly through alternative political regimes. In addition, our analysis investigates the role of the tax structure on the relationship between income inequality and economic growth. Our empirical findings provide evidence in favor of a political economy channel through which income inequality affects economic growth.