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Economic growth and tax structure in Zimbabwe: 1984-2009.

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dc.contributor.author Marire, Juniours
dc.contributor.author Sunde, Tafirenyika
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-17T13:22:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-17T13:22:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Marire, J., & Sunde, T. Economic growth and tax structure in Zimbabwe: 1984-2009. International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10628/335
dc.description.abstract We examine the tax-growth nexus in Zimbabwe using parametric and non-parametric analysis. We use a two-stage estimation procedure that first generates efficiency scores for the country using a Data Envelopment Approach. We use the efficiency scores in the second stage to normalise growth to get a proxy for potential economic growth. Using this potential growth we run a translog model that allows computation of time-varying elasticities of growth to changes in tax policy. The translog model results we got indicate that economic growth is inelastic to tax structure in Zimbabwe. As such, we recommend policies that rely on non-tax stimuli to the economy to buttress growth. We find that the most inefficient years were those punctuated with bad economic governance and droughts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwe - Economic growth en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwe - Tax structure en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwe - Structural adjustment policy en_US
dc.subject Structural adjustment policy en_US
dc.title Economic growth and tax structure in Zimbabwe: 1984-2009. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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