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An Evaluation of the Revenue side as a source of fiscal consolidation in high debt economies

Banerjee, Ritwik (2012): An Evaluation of the Revenue side as a source of fiscal consolidation in high debt economies.

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Abstract

Unsustainable levels of debt for some European economies is causing enormous strain in the Euro area. How to tide over the debt crisis seems to be the most important objective the European policy makers are currently facing. We use a dynamic general equilibrium closed economy model to compute the dynamic Laffer Curves for Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain for different class of taxes. We conclude that there exists scope for considerable revenue generation by raising certain class of taxes. Thus revenue generation, along with fiscal consolidation holds key for debt reduction.

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