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Revenue-Expenditure Nexus For Southern States : Some Policy Oriented Econometric Observations

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  • Kausik Chaudhuri

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  • Bodhisattva Sengupta

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The paper examines the temporal relationship between revenues and expenditures for the four southern states during 1980 to 2005. Using an error-correction model and Granger causality test, it finds that the taxspend hypothesis is supported by the analsysis. The spend-tax hypothesis is valid for Karnataka; fiscal synchronization hypothesis is supported for Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, while the data for Tamil Nadu failed to show any causality.

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Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Governance Working Papers with number 22937.

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Date of creation: Jan 2009
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Handle: RePEc:eab:govern:22937

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Keywords: Revenue Expenditure; Indian States; Cointegration;

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  1. Yousef Elyasi & Mohammad Rahimi, 2012. "The Causality between Government Revenue and Government Expenditure in Iran," International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research (IJESAR), Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Kavala, Greece, vol. 5(1), pages 129-145, April.

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