Issues in extractive resource taxation : a review of research methods and models /

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Author / Creator:Smith, James L. (James Lee), 1950-
Imprint:[Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, ©2012.
Description:1 online resource (26 pages).
Series:IMF working paper ; WP/12/287
IMF working paper ; WP/12/287.
Subject:Mineral industries -- Taxation.
Mineral industries -- Taxation.
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Other title:Fiscal regimes for extractive industries.
Other authors / contributors:International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Department.
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Notes:"This paper was prepared as a background paper for the IMF policy paper, Fiscal regimes for extractive industries: design and implementation"--Page 2 of pdf.
"Fiscal Affairs Department."
"December 2012."
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Summary:This paper provides a conceptual overview of economists' attempts to learn about the effects of taxes on extractive resources. The emphasis is on research methods and techniques, with no attempt to provide a comprehensive tabulation of previous empirical results or policy conclusions regarding preferred tax instruments or systems. We argue, in fact, that the nature of such conclusions largely depends on the researcher's choice of modeling framework. Many alternative frameworks and approaches have been developed in the literature. Our goal is to describe the differences among them and to note their strengths and limitations.