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  • 11-September-2017

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    The capacity of governments to raise taxes

    This paper investigates the factors that shape governments’ capacity to collect revenue.

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  • 7-August-2017

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    Improving the efficiency and outcomes of the Slovak health-care system

    Despite improvements over the past few decades, Slovak health outcomes remains poor compared with most other OECD countries, even after controlling for differences in per capita income and other social, cultural and lifestyle factors.

  • 30-June-2017

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    Public debt in India: Moving towards a prudent level?

    In relation to GDP, India's public debt and interest payments are high compared with most other emerging economies and rating agencies have put India's sovereign debt at the lowest investment grade.

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  • 23-June-2017

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    Taxation and Investment in India

    Business taxation in India is characterised by high effective tax rates, a narrow tax base, and an uncertain tax environment for potential investors.

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  • 8-June-2017

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    Making income and property taxes more growth-friendly and redistributive in India

    Tax reforms are crucial to promoting inclusive growth in India.

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  • 7-April-2017

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    Improving the allocation and efficiency of public spending in Indonesia

    Indonesia's fiscal position is generally sound and policy making prudent. However, the country still faces important challenges in terms of economic and social development.

  • 7-April-2017

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    Decentralisation to promote regional development in Indonesia

    In 1998 Indonesia embarked on an ambitious course of decentralisation. Over a period of a few years, facilitated by financial transfers from the central government, responsibility for many public services and administrative tasks were devolved to local authorities.

  • 7-March-2017

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    Local taxation, land use regulation, and land use: A survey of the evidence

    This paper surveys the theoretical and empirical research on the relationship between local taxation, land use regulation and land use patterns.

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  • 6-February-2017

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    Tax planning by multinational firms: Firm-level evidence from a cross-country database

    This paper exploits firm-level data from the ORBIS database to assess international tax planning by multinational enterprises (MNEs).

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  • 6-February-2017

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    International tax planning, competition and market structure

    This paper investigates if tax planning by large multinationals distorts competition in their favour and allows them to crowd out other firms. The competitive implications of tax planning are frequently mentioned in the tax policy debate, but not yet documented empirically to our knowledge. This paper aims to fill this gap.

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