Trust in Government and Willingness to Pay Taxes in Transition Countries
John Anderson ()
Comparative Economic Studies, 2017, vol. 59, issue 1, No 1, 22 pages
Abstract This paper examines citizen trust in government institutions and the effect of trust on willingness to pay taxes for public goods/services in transition countries. Empirical models are estimated to test whether trust in government has a positive effect on WTP for improved public education, improved public health system, combating climate change, and helping the needy. Data are from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s Life in Transition Survey, 2010. Results indicate that trust in government generally has a significant positive effect on WTP for public goods, although differences are found among government institutions and across public goods.
Keywords: trust in government; transition economies; willingness to pay taxes; taxation; redistribution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H11 H31 H41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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