‘Spite effects’ in tax evasion experiments

John Cullis, Philip Jones, Amal Soliman

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This paper sets out to consider individuals’ motivations to evade taxation. Experimental results indicate that individuals do not simply maximize pecuniary welfare. Their behaviour is consistent with the presence of a ‘previous termspitenext termprevious termeffectnext term’ when their perceptions are that enforcement variables are ‘excessive’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-423
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Socio-Economics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


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