International Evidence on the Tax- and Revenue-Smoothing Hypotheses
This paper tests R. J. Barro's (1979) tax-smoothing hypothesis and N. G. Mankiw's (1987) revenue-smoothing hypothesis using quarterly data for four countries--Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The tests are conducted using recent advances in the theory of integrated regressors, the single-equation approach (with the time series properties of the data imposed in estimation and hypothesis testing) as well as the multiequation VAR approach, which treats all variables as part of a joint process. There is considerable evidence for tax-smoothing (and inflation-smoothing) but none for revenue-smoothing. Copyright 1999 by Royal Economic Society.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Volume (Year): 51 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK|
Fax: 01865 267 985
Web page: https://academic.oup.com/oep
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.oup.co.uk/journals|