Taxation, non-tax revenue and democracy: New evidence using new cross-country data

Taxation, non-tax revenue and democracy: New evidence using new cross-country data •Employs improved data on the composition of government revenue to implement improved tests of the political resource curse.•Evidence of a political resource curse across a wide range of econometric estimators, with large magnitude.•Evidence that the political resource curse is driven by changes in government revenues rather than resource income.•Evidence that natural resource wealth is anti-democratic, rather than stabilizing, in both autocracies and democracies.•Evidence that the political resource curse is best understood as a long-term relationship. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Development Elsevier

Taxation, non-tax revenue and democracy: New evidence using new cross-country data

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0305-750X
eISSN
1873-5991
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.05.014
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Abstract

•Employs improved data on the composition of government revenue to implement improved tests of the political resource curse.•Evidence of a political resource curse across a wide range of econometric estimators, with large magnitude.•Evidence that the political resource curse is driven by changes in government revenues rather than resource income.•Evidence that natural resource wealth is anti-democratic, rather than stabilizing, in both autocracies and democracies.•Evidence that the political resource curse is best understood as a long-term relationship.

Journal

World DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Sep 1, 2018

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