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TITLE Tax-benefit systems for growth and employment   taxben_en.pdf (3.45 MB)
Document ID LIB118
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 25/02/2005
Document reference TAXBEN
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
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Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Regional policy


Short description  Using a variety of models and analytical approaches (a computable general equilibrium model, a gravity model, heterogeneous panel data models, econometric analysis, etc.), the TAXBEN partners will focus on:
· links between tax-benefit systems and employment
in the EU
· EU tax systems under tax competition and enlargement
· Tax-benefit systems in relation to the growth potential of the Union
· the macroeconomic role of national tax systems in promoting tax reforms under the single monetary policy
· achieving sustainable and environmentally friendly growth in the EU
· the role of green taxes and emissions trading in the energy sector
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  As policy-makers strive to boost the European economy and to reduce socio-economic disparities between countries of the recently enlarged European Union, an opportunity has arisen to compare the tax-benefit systems of the various Member States and to examine how they support or hinder these efforts. In-depth analysis of the underlying mechanisms may suggest ways to harmonise these systems within t ...

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