Ilzetzki, Ethan (2006): Rent seeing distortions and fiscal procyclicality.
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Recent research has demonstrated that while government expenditures are countercyclical in most industrialized countries, they tend to be procyclical in developing countries. We develop a dynamic political-economy model to explain this phenomenon. Simulations of the model allow us to quantitatively compare the relative role of common explanations for fiscal procyclicality. We conclude that rent seeking within the fiscal process can explain fiscal procyclicality better than other common explanations, such as borrowing constraints and macroeconomic volatility.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Rent seeing distortions and fiscal procyclicality|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D72 - Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
F - International Economics > F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance > F41 - Open Economy Macroeconomics
|Depositing User:||Ethan Ilzetzki|
|Date Deposited:||13. May 2008 01:17|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 16:22|
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