On Analytics of the Dynamic Laffer Curve
AbstractIn this paper, we analyze government budget balance within a simple model of endogenous growth. For the AK model, simple analytical conditions for a tax cut to be self-financing can be derived. The critical variable is not the tax rate per se, but the "transfer-adjusted tax rate". We discuss some conceptual issues in dynamic revenue analysis, and we explain why previous studies have arrived at seemingly contradictory results. Finally, we perform an empirical study of the transfer-adjusted tax rates of the OECD countries to see which country has the highest potential for fiscal improve-ments; it turns out that only a few countries have any potential for such "dynamic scoring".
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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 18 Apr 2000
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics, 2001.
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Laffer effects; intertemporal models; dynamic scoring; growth models;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
- O41 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
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- NEP-DEV-2000-11-14 (Development)
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