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Export Product Diversification, Poverty and Tax Revenue in Developing Countries

Version 1 : Received: 24 September 2020 / Approved: 25 September 2020 / Online: 25 September 2020 (10:59:19 CEST)

How to cite: Gnangnon, S.K. Export Product Diversification, Poverty and Tax Revenue in Developing Countries. Preprints 2020, 2020090603 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0603.v1). Gnangnon, S.K. Export Product Diversification, Poverty and Tax Revenue in Developing Countries. Preprints 2020, 2020090603 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0603.v1).

Abstract

The current paper has examined the effect of both export product diversification and poverty on non-resource tax revenue in developing countries. The analysis has used an unbalanced panel dataset of 111 countries over the period 1980-2014. Based on the Blundell and Bond two-step system Generalized Methods of Moments technique, the empirical analysis has shown interesting findings. Export product concentration and poverty influence negatively non-resource tax revenue over the full sample, but this effect varies across countries in the sample. Furthermore, the effect of export product diversification on non-resource tax revenue performance depends on the level of poverty. It appears that export product diversification influences positively non-resource tax revenue performance in countries that experience lower poverty rates. From a policy perspective, these findings show that policies in favour of diversifying export product baskets and reducing poverty would contribute to enhancing non-resource tax revenue performance in developing countries.

Subject Areas

Export Product diversification; Poverty; Non-resource tax revenue.

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