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Assessing the Fiscal Capacity of Indian Governments


  • Ashima Goyal



The record of different post reform governments in meeting their targets and improving both delivery and finances is assessed. A variety of indices are constructed, and consistency checks devised to measure relative performance.

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  • Ashima Goyal, 2010. "Assessing the Fiscal Capacity of Indian Governments," Working Papers id:2384, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2384
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    1. Farber, Stephen, 1987. "The value of coastal wetlands for protection of property against hurricane wind damage," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 14(2), pages 143-151, June.
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    1. Ashima Goyal, 2014. "Union Budget 2014: Marginal Realignment of Tactics to Strategy," Working Papers id:5976, eSocialSciences.
    2. Ashima Goyal, 2014. "Budget 2014: Marginal realignment of tactics to strategy," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2014-028, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.

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    expenditure; poor; sustainability; debt; budget; Indian; consistency; finances; reform; fiscal capacity; Expenditure; Deficits; Governments; Delivery; indices;

    JEL classification:

    • H62 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Deficit; Surplus
    • H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • E65 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Studies of Particular Policy Episodes

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