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Fiscal Policy in Sweden: Effects of EMU Criteria Convergence

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  • Hatemi-J, Abdulnasser

    (Department of Economics, Lund University)

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This paper investigates the sustainability of fiscal policy in Sweden performed during the period 1963:01-1997:04. On the basis of Johansen's VAR and the augmented Granger causality tests, the results show that taxes and spending are causally related in the long-run and the homogeneity condition is supported empirically. The effect of EMU criteria convergence on fiscal policy is also investigated empirically. “Pantula principle” is applied for determining the form of deterministic trend component. Special attention is given to the lag-choosing process.

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Paper provided by Lund University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1999:5.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 21 Sep 1999
Date of revision: Nov 1999
Publication status: Published in Economic Modelling, 2002, pages 121-136.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:lunewp:1999_005

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Keywords: Spending; revenue; Granger causality; cointegration; Johansen's VAR; EMU;

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