How does Democracy impact taxation in African countries?  A new article in the Journal of African Development entitled “Democracy and Taxation: Evidence from African Countries” examined 51 African countries to see if there was a link.  Controlling for various socioeconomic factors, the authors find some evidence of a positive relationship between regime type and taxation, as well as some support for the idea that this relationship varies according to the type of taxes that are considered.

Don’t miss this thought-provoking read on the intersection of democracy and taxation