Banerjee, Ritwik (2012): An Evaluation of the Revenue side as a source of fiscal consolidation in high debt economies.
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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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||An Evaluation of the Revenue side as a source of fiscal consolidation in high debt economies|
|English Title:||An Evaluation of the Revenue side as a source of ﬁscal consolidation in high debt economies|
|Keywords:||fiscal consolidation, dynamic laffer curve, tax revenue, fiscal policy|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook > E61 - Policy Objectives ; Policy Designs and Consistency ; Policy Coordination
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O52 - Europe
|Depositing User:||Ritwik Banerjee|
|Date Deposited:||09. Apr 2012 17:58|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 11:32|
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