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Author Agbeyegbe, Terence D., author.

Title Trade liberalization, exchange rate changes, and tax revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa / prepared by Terence Agbeyegbe, Janet G. Stotsky, and Asegedech WoldeMariam
Published [Washington D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (31 pages)
Series IMF working paper, 2227-8885 ; WP/04/178
IMF working paper ; WP/04/178.
Contents Contents -- I. INTRODUCTION -- II. THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND REVIEW OF EMPIRICAL WORK -- A. International Trade Taxes -- B. Taxes on Goods and Services -- C. Taxes on Income and Profits and Capital Gains -- III. DATA AND METHODOLOGY -- IV. EMPIRICAL RESULTS -- V. CONCLUSION -- Data Definitions -- References
Summary Empirical evidence on the relationship between trade liberalization, exchange rates, and tax revenue is mixed. This paper examines these linkages anew. Using a panel of 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, over 1980-1996, we perform Generalized Method of Moment regressions to test this relationship. We find evidence that the relationship between trade liberalization and tax revenue is sensitive to the measure used to proxy trade liberalization, but that, in general, trade liberalization is not strongly linked to aggregate tax revenue or its components-though with one measure, it is linked to higher income tax revenue. Currency appreciation and higher inflation show some linkage to lower tax revenues or its components. These results show some partial consistency with previous findings, and support the notion that trade liberalization accompanied by appropriate macroeconomic policies can be undertaken in a way that preserves overall revenue yield
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Foreign exchange rates -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Taxation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Commercial policy
Foreign exchange rates
SUBJECT Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Commercial policy
Subject Sub-Saharan Africa
Form Electronic book
Author Stotsky, Janet Gale, author.
WoldeMariam, Asegedech, author.
International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Department, issuing body.
International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department, issuing body.
ISBN 1451904347