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Title:Corrupt local government as resource farmers : the helping hand and the grabbing hand PDF Logo
Authors:Dalgic, Engin
Long, Ngo Van
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:CESifo working papers 1248
Abstract:We study the role of tax share and transparency of governance on growth and stagnation. A local government maximizes its private benefits using two activities. The first one consists of providing local public goods that help local firms to increase profits, thus enlarging tax revenue. The second one consists of extortion. We show that there is a threshold level of local government tax share, and a threshold level of transparency. Below these thresholds, the economy will stagnate and above them, the economy will achieve perpetual growth.
Subjects:corruption
growth
local government
tax share
JEL:H41
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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