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Corruption, public finances and the unofficial economy

Author: Simon Johnson; Daniel Kaufmann; Pablo Zoido-Lobatón; World Bank Institute. Governance, Regulation, and Finance Division.
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, World Bank Institute, Governance, Regulation, and Finance, [1999]
Series: Policy research working papers, 2169.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this sample of 49 Latin America, OECD, and transition economies, it is the ineffective and discretionary administration of tax and regulatory regimes--not higher tax rates alone--as well as corruption, that increases the size of the unofficial economy. And countries with a large unofficial economy tend to grow more slowly.
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Johnson, Simon.
Corruption, public finances and the unofficial economy.
Washington, DC : World Bank, World Bank Institute, Governance, Regulation, and Finance, [1999]
(OCoLC)647019604
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Johnson; Daniel Kaufmann; Pablo Zoido-Lobatón; World Bank Institute. Governance, Regulation, and Finance Division.
OCLC Number: 42353711
Notes: "August 1999"--Cover.
Description: 50 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Policy research working papers, 2169.
Responsibility: Simon Johnson, Daniel Kaufmann and Pablo Zoido-Lobatón.

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In this sample of 49 Latin America, OECD, and transition economies, it is the ineffective and discretionary administration of tax and regulatory regimes--not higher tax rates alone--as well as corruption, that increases the size of the unofficial economy. And countries with a large unofficial economy tend to grow more slowly.

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