Does migration affect tax revenue in Europe?

Liliana Harding, Mihai Mutascu

Research output: Working paper


This paper analyses the effects of migration on per capita collected tax revenues. The panel data used
includes 25 European Union (EU) countries and covers the period 1996-2010. The research contributes to the debate linking migration and tax, and finds evidence that net migration is a significant factor explaining tax revenues. In the case of EU countries, net migration accelerates to some extent the rise in collected tax, and strongly impacts on the level of tax revenues available per capita.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of East Anglia
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

Publication series

NameWorking Papers
PublisherSchool of Economics


  • Migration
  • Tax Payment
  • Government Revenue
  • Europe

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