IREF Europe - Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal issues

Fiscal competition
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Other substantive studies

Freedom of Education and Students’ Assessments

Sylvain C,

Freedom of Education and Students' Assessments


Public Spending Has No Impact On Economic Growth
This an IREF study of 30 countries from 1997 to present.

Sylvain C,

Public Spending Has No Impact On Economic Growth Over 30 to 35% og GDP, except in Scandinavian countries, taxpayers refuse to cover public spending over a 70% threshold. Governemts that have high public spending are entrapped in deficit and debt. Stimulus policies failed. True economic stimulus can be found by less regulation and less public (...)


François Hollande’s Tool Box Destroys Employment

Sylvain C,

François Hollande's Tool Box Destroys Employment The IREF with "Contribuables Associés", the largest French taxpayers association, published a study showing how fiscal pressure destroys employment. The main figures of the study reveal the Government lethal action on companies and jobs:
> 12.2 bn € of new corporate taxes
> Tax burden making a (...)


EU road safety regulations - high costs and few benefits

Jacob Arfwedson,

EU road safety regulations - high costs and few benefits New regulations from Brussels for periodical technical inspection (PTI) of automobiles will cost Slovakia’s drivers some 30 million euro, with questionable benefits says Radovan Durana, IREF correspondent in Slovakia (INESS).


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