Essays in development economics and public finance

Mohammad Hoseini

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This dissertation studies a range of topics in development economics and public finance. The first two chapters contain empirical studies on India addressing the impact of financial development on poverty and informality. Using time and state-level variation across Indian states, the first study examines the effect of financial liberalization in 1991on poverty and investigates the underlying mechanisms. The second study examines the effect of financial deepening and bank outreach on informality using micro data of Indian manufacturing sector. The next two chapters investigate the optimal government policy to reduce
tax evasion in a value-added tax (VAT) system. Chapter three addresses the problem of misreporting by registered traders in the VAT. The last chapter models the role of inter-sectoral linkages on tax evasion of informal firms in an input-output framework and justifies the results using Indian data.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Beck, T.H.L., Promotor
  • Boone, Jan, Promotor
Award date4 Nov 2015
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs978 90 5668 456 3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Poverty
Development economics
Public finance
Informality
Value added tax
Tax system
Government policy
Evasion
Traders
Financial deepening
Empirical study
India
Outreach
Tax evasion
Manufacturing sector
Misreporting
Micro data
Linkage
Financial liberalization
Financial development

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Hoseini, M. (2015). Essays in development economics and public finance. Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.
Hoseini, Mohammad. / Essays in development economics and public finance. Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2015. 210 p.
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