Inequality, redistribution and growth: Theory and evidence

D. Haile

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

From a macro-perspective, the thesis provides a political economic model that analyses the joint determination of inequality, corruption, taxation, education and economic growth in a dynamic environment. It demonstrates how redistributive taxation is affected by the distribution of wealth and limited by various kinds of incentive costs of taxation and the lobbying activity of high-income groups. This result confirms the proposition that in countries where the economy is governed by a high degree of corruption and inequality a lower tax/GDP ratio, lower development of human capital and thus, lower economic growth is observed.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Meijdam, Lex, Promotor
  • Verbon, Harrie, Promotor
Award date30 Sep 2005
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs9056681494
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    Haile, D. (2005). Inequality, redistribution and growth: Theory and evidence. CentER, Center for Economic Research.