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The Revenues and Expenditures of African Governments: Modalities and Consequences

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  • Gersovitz, Mark
  • Paxson, Christina H

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Like governments elsewhere, African governments raise revenues, employ workers and make expenditures. They do so in ways that reflect and affect the structure of their economies. Important interdependencies exist among revenues, employment and expenditures, and in more ways than the obvious one that expenditures have to be funded and require employees for implementation. Considerations include: the dependence of government revenues on export prices; the unimportance of the personal income tax; government wages relative to private sector opportunities; the role of education in altering the supply of government workers and their wages; and the effect of government expenditures on government revenues. Copyright 1996 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Gersovitz, Mark & Paxson, Christina H, 1996. "The Revenues and Expenditures of African Governments: Modalities and Consequences," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 5(2), pages 199-227, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:jafrec:v:5:y:1996:i:2:p:199-227
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    1. Clarida, Richard & Gali, Jordi & Gertler, Mark, 1998. "Monetary policy rules in practice Some international evidence," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 42(6), pages 1033-1067, June.
    2. Stasavage, David, 1997. "The CFA Franc Zone and Fiscal Discipline," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 6(1), pages 132-167, March.
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    1. Jayne, T. S. & Jones, Stephen, 1997. "Food marketing and pricing policy in Eastern and Southern Africa: A survey," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 25(9), pages 1505-1527, September.
    2. Pritchett, Lant, 1996. "Where has all the education gone?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1581, The World Bank.

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