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Working PaperConstraints on the executive and tax revenues in the long run
We argue that tax revenues and political institutions placing constraints on the executive power may reinforce each other over time and so co-evolve in the long run...Constraints on the executive Tax revenue Institutions
Technical NoteGovernment Revenue Dataset (2021): country notes
This technical note is the third in a series based on the UNU-WIDER Government Revenue Dataset (GRD). The preceding notes have described in detail the variables contained within the GRD and the source selection procedures ...GRD Government revenue Tax data
Technical NoteGovernment Revenue Dataset (2021): variable description
This technical note is part of a series of technical notes describing the construction of the Government Revenue Dataset (GRD)...GRD Tax data Tax revenue
Technical NoteGovernment Revenue Dataset (2021): source selection
This technical note is part of a series of technical notes describing the construction of the Government Revenue Dataset (GRD). We provide an overview of the underlying sources in the GRD and the criteria used in order to select data from them...GRD Data sources Government revenue
SeminarNeryvia Pillay Bell and Harry Kemp on the elasticity of taxable income, new data and estimates for South Africa.
Working PaperDo multinational companies shift profits out of developing countries?: How data availability may hide the evidence
This study aims at providing causal evidence for tax-motivated profit-shifting out of developing countries, which, while often claimed to be the most affected, have been largely neglected in the literature...Tax avoidance Profit shifting Developing countries