The effects of countercyclical fiscal policy: Firm-level evidence from temporary consumption tax cuts in Turkey
AbstractThe paper investigates the effects of temporary consumption tax cuts using firm-level data. As part of its countercyclical measures implemented during the recent global economic crisis, Turkey temporarily lowered consumption taxes on selected durables. Using data on the change of sales of firms that benefited from this measure and of those that did not over different periods, we perform a difference-in-difference analysis where we also control for various unobservable effects including sector-specific shocks to address potential endogeneity. We find positive and robust effects of consumption tax cuts on the change of firm sales which is consistent with theoretical predictions. --
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research in its series ZEW Discussion Papers with number 12-082.
Date of creation: 2012
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countercyclical fiscal policy; consumption tax cuts; firm-level data;
Other versions of this item:
- Seymen, Atilim & Misch, Florian, 2013. "The Effects of Countercyclical Fiscal Policy: Firm Level Evidence from Temporary Consumption Tax Cuts in Turkey," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79923, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
- H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2012-12-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-ARA-2012-12-22 (MENA - Middle East & North Africa)
- NEP-MAC-2012-12-22 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-PBE-2012-12-22 (Public Economics)
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