Lipatov, Vilen (2003): Evolution of Tax Evasion.
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In this paper we analyze a tax evasion game with taxpayer learning by imitation. If the authority commits to a fixed auditing probability, a positive share of cheating is obtained in equilibrium. This stands in contrast to the existing literature that yields full compliance of audited taxpayer who are rational, have a lot of information and thus do not need to interact. When the authority adjusts auditing probability every period, cycling in cheating-auditing occurs. Thus, the real life phenomenon of compliance fluctuations is explained within the model rather than by exogenous parameter shifts.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||European University Institute|
|Original Title:||Evolution of Tax Evasion|
|Keywords:||tax evasion; imitation; learning|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C73 - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games; Repeated Games
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H26 - Tax Evasion
|Depositing User:||Vilen Lipatov|
|Date Deposited:||29. Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 21:23|
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