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Dynamic Scoring in Open Economies

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  • Giovanni Ganelli
  • Juha Tervala

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This paper fills a gap in the literature by focusing on the degree of self-financing of tax cuts in a New Keynesian two-country model. We find that the degree of self-financing of income tax cuts is negative on impact, but it quickly becomes positive. The open-economy dimension does not matter much for the long-run degree of self-financing. This is because the main channel through which the open-economy dimension affects the results - an expenditure-switching effect stemming from exchange-rate appreciation - is not active in the new steady state, in which the economy reaches a new flexible-price equilibrium.

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  • Giovanni Ganelli & Juha Tervala, 2014. "Dynamic Scoring in Open Economies," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 70(1), pages 31-66, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(201403)70:1_31:dsioe_2.0.tx_2-q
    DOI: 10.1628/001522108X679147
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    1. Ruud A. de Mooij & Ikuo Saito, 2014. "Japan’s Corporate Income Tax; Facts, Issues and Reform Options," IMF Working Papers 14/138, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Lehmus, Markku, 2011. "Labor or consumption taxes? An application with a dynamic general equilibrium model with heterogeneous agents," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 1984-1992, July.

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    Keywords

    tax cuts; dynamic Laffer effects; self-financing;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue

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