This paper studies the evasion of TV license fees in Austria. We exploit border differentials\ud to identify the effect of fees on evasion. Comparing municipalities at the low- and high-fee side\ud of state borders reveals that higher fees trigger significantly more evasion. The central estimate\ud from a spatial regression discontinuity design indicates that a one percent increase in fees raises\ud the evasion rate by 0.3 percentage points. The positive effect of fees on evasion is confirmed in\ud different parametric and non-parametric approaches and survives several robustness checks
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