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A Multicountry Perspective on Causality between Government Revenue and Government Expenditure

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  • Ram, Rati
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    Using a well-recommended procedure and recent annual data for twenty-two countries, Ganger-causality between government revenue and government expenditure, in both current and constant price terms, is assessed for each country. Evidence of statistically-significant causal flow is lacking in at least 50 percent of the cases, and the results indicate enormous cross-country diversity; one can find almost any causal order by focusing on limited data sets. Despite some differences, the causal patterns are broadly similar for developed and underdeveloped countries, in current and constant price series, and for several different lag specifications.

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    Article provided by in its journal Public Finance = Finances publiques.

    Volume (Year): 43 (1988)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 261-70

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    Handle: RePEc:pfi:pubfin:v:43:y:1988:i:2:p:261-70

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    1. Antti Moisio, 2000. "Spend and Tax or Tax and Spend? Panel Data Evidence from Finnish Municipalities during 1985 - 1999," Discussion Papers 242, Government Institute for Economic Research Finland (VATT).
    2. Luis Gil-Alana, 2009. "Government Expenditures and Revenues: Evidence of Fractional Cointegration in an Asymmetric Modeling," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer, vol. 15(2), pages 143-155, May.
    3. Francisco de Castro & José M. González-Páramo & Pablo Hernández de Cos, 2001. "Evaluating the dynamics of fiscal policy in Spain: patterns of interdependence and consistency of public expenditure and revenues," Banco de Espa�a Working Papers 0103, Banco de Espa�a.
    4. Narayan, Paresh Kumar, 2005. "The government revenue and government expenditure nexus: empirical evidence from nine Asian countries," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(6), pages 1203-1216, January.
    5. Koren, Stephan & Stiassny, Alfred, 1998. "Tax and Spend, or Spend and Tax? An International Study," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 163-191, April.
    6. Baffes, John & Shah, Anwar, 1990. "Taxing choices in deficit reduction," Policy Research Working Paper Series 556, The World Bank.
    7. Jean-Claude Nachega & Ousmane Dore, 2000. "Budgetary Convergence in the Waemu - Adjustment Through Revenue or Expenditure?," IMF Working Papers 00/109, International Monetary Fund.

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