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Taxation Optimale et Croissance Economique au Togo : une Evidence Empirique en Séries Temporelles

AMEDANOU, Yawovi M. Isaac (2019): Taxation Optimale et Croissance Economique au Togo : une Evidence Empirique en Séries Temporelles. Published in: HAL Archives (22 January 2019)

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Abstract

This paper examines the optimal level of taxation in Togo. After checking for stationarity and structural breaks, we estimate two integrated structural equations for dummy variables constructed to account for significant structural shocks. In fact, the two structural models estimated highlight a U-shaped curve and confirm that the effects exerted by the level of taxation on economic activity in Togo are non-linear. The results from the estimates, covering the period from 1960 to 2016, argue that the optimal tax rate in Togo would be 22.6% of GDP. These results imply that the levels of real GDP and economic growth still achieved by the Togolese economy have remained below their potential.

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