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Réductions d'impôts et dette publique : un lien à ne pas occulter

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    Tax cuts create simultaneously a lack of tax receipts and more savings ready to be changed into public bonds and compensate this shortage of tax revenue. A part of tax resources is replaced by borrowing and those who are enjoying tax cuts are also receiving interest from government. The consumption gain that can be obtained is small compared with the loss of tax receipts. Tax cuts have played an important role in the rise in public debt for twenty years. The first section analyses the link between tax cuts and public debt in France through national accounts and the second section presents a stock-flow consistent (SFC) model to examine this relation.

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    Paper provided by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne in its series Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne with number 10085.

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    Length: 34 pages
    Date of creation: Nov 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:mse:cesdoc:10085

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    Keywords: Public debt; tax cuts; stock-flow model; public finance.;

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    1. Philip Arestis & Malcolm Sawyer, 2010. "The return of fiscal policy," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., vol. 32(3), pages 327-346, April.
    2. Shu-Chun Susan Yang, 2007. "Do Capital Income Tax Cuts Trickle Down?," IEAS Working Paper : academic research 07-A005, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
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