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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Taxation, Corruption, and Growth

Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Julia Cagé, William R. Kerr

NBER Working Paper No. 21928
Issued in January 2016

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Comments are welcome and can be sent to paghion@fas.harvard.edu, uakcigit@uchicago.edu, julia.cage@sciencespo.fr, and wkerr@hbs.edu. Author affiliations are Harvard University, University of Chicago, Sciences Po Paris, and Harvard Business School. We thank Raj Chetty, Jim Davis, the editors and two anonymous referees, and many seminar participants for very helpful comments and suggestions. This research is supported by Harvard Business School, Innovation Policy and the Economy forum, Kauffman Foundation, and University of Pennsylvania. Kerr is a research associate of the Bank of Finland and thanks the Bank for hosting him during a portion of this research. Sina Ates, Alexis Brownell, Karthik Nagarajan, and Jin Woo Chang provided excellent research assistance on this project. The research in this paper was conducted while the authors were Special Sworn Status researchers of the US Census Bureau at the Boston Census Research Data Center (BRDC). Support for this research from NSF grant ITR-0427889 [BRDC] is gratefully acknowledged. Research results and conclusions expressed are the authors' and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Census Bureau, the NSF, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. This paper has been screened to ensure that no confidential data are revealed.

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