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dc.contributor.advisorToppe, Chrisen
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dc.date.accessioned2013-06-11T17:39:12Zen
dc.date.available2013-06-11T17:39:12Zen
dc.date.created2013en
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dc.date.submitted01/01/2013en
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_558596.tar;APT-ETAG: 371b46ad0295137d0a1ee337b2ddbb26; APT-DATE: 2017-02-16_14:23:25en
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dc.descriptionM.P.P.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis assesses whether marginal income tax rates for top earners have an effect on a country's GDP per capita growth. The paper builds upon previous research on the relationship between tax rates and economic growth by analyzing a sample of 20 OECD countries from 1981 to 2010 using country year fixed effects models. Controlling for other forms of taxation and widely-used growth regressors, the results indicate that top marginal income tax rates have no effect on GDP per capita growth. However, the study does find that corporate taxes have a strong and statistically significant negative effect on growth, while national consumption taxes have a strong and statistically significant positive effect on growth. These findings suggest that policymakers may benefit from seeking alternative approaches to tax policy to maximize a country's economic well-being.en
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dc.format.extent41 leavesen
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dc.publisherGeorgetown Universityen
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciencesen
dc.sourcePublic Policy & Policy Managementen
dc.subject.lcshEconomicsen
dc.subject.lcshPublic policyen
dc.subject.otherEconomicsen
dc.subject.otherPublic policyen
dc.titleDOES RAISING TAXES ON THE WEALTHY HURT THE ECONOMY? THE EFFECTS OF TOP MARGINAL INCOME TAX RATES ON GDP GROWTH IN A SAMPLE OF OECD COUNTRIESen
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