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Fiscal Federalism, Public Capital Formation, and Endogenous Growth

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  • Liutang Gong

    () (Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
    Institute for Advanced Study, Wuhan University)

  • Heng-fu Zou

    () (Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
    Institute for Advanced Study, Wuhan University
    Development Research Group, The World Bank)

Abstract

This paper extends the Barro (1990) growth model with one aggregate government spending and one flat income tax to include federal and local public consumption, federal and local public capital formation, federal and local taxes, and federal transfers to locality. It derives the rate of endogenous growth and examines how the growth rate and welfare respond to changes in federal taxes, local taxes, and federal transfers.

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  • Liutang Gong & Heng-fu Zou, 2011. "Fiscal Federalism, Public Capital Formation, and Endogenous Growth," CEMA Working Papers 488, China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics.
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    Keywords

    Fiscal federalism; Public expenditures; Public capital; Taxes; Federal transfers; Endogenous growth;

    JEL classification:

    • E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • H0 - Public Economics - - General
    • O0 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - General

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