Athanasios Anastasiou


Athanasios AnastasiouAthanasios Anastasiou is Associate Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology of the University of Peloponnese. He possesses PhD in Economics and has 20 years teaching experience in higher education, both in Greece and in Cyprus. His research interests are in the area of Macroeconomics, Public Administration and Economics, Economic Growth, International economics and European Integration. He has been editorial board member at International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, has published several scientific papers and he has participated in numerous conferences related to Macroeconomics, International Economics, Public Economics and Administration and Macroeconomics of the European Union. Also, his research interests are in applied econometrics with emphasis to Bayesian estimation methods and his past research was concentrated on European Union and Central Bank independence policy issues. He has been working in research in the area of Data Envelopment Analysis and has published papers that utilise this approach in measuring industrial sector efficiency for the banking and Education sectors.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Taxation Effects on Economic Growth

We examine the impact of total taxation and individual taxes on growth in 21 European Union countries from 2000 to 2017 using OECD data. The method used is ordinary least squares. Secondly, owing to the endogeneity which is observed in our estimation, we used a two-step system—generalised method of moments—for the analysis. Tax on corporates appeared statistically important, which shows a strong relationship between tax on corporates and the logarithm of Gross Domestic Product. A policy of high taxation can impact negatively on investment, entrepreneurship and activities which improve research and development. The negative effect of taxes on corporates during an economic crisis could be responsible for the increase in tax evasion, discouragement of small business activity and increase in corruption and inequalities.

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