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Tax or Spend, What causes What? Reconsidering Taiwan's Experience

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  • Scott M. Fuess, Jr.

    (Department of Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U.S.A and IZA.)

  • Jack W. Hou

    (Department of Economics, California State University-Long Beach, U.S.A.)

  • Meghan Millea

    (Department of Finance and Economics, Mississippi State University, U.S.A.)

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    Abstract

    Earlier research suggests that there has been one-way causality from government revenues to expenditures in Taiwan. This study measures linear feedback to (1) decompose the relationship between Taiwan's government spending and receipts and (2) account for contemporaneous association. Despite substantial fiscal synchronization, we still find one-way causality from government receipts to expenditures.

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    Article provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 109-119

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    Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:2:y:2003:i:2:p:109-119

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    1. Yaya Keho, 2010. "Spending Cuts or Tax Adjustments: How Can UEMOA Countries Control Their Budget Deficits?," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 9(3), pages 233-252, December.

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