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Fiscal Policy as a Determinant of Consumption Expenditure: The Estonian Case

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  • Rasmus Kattai

    (Bank of Estonia)

  • Kaie Kerem

    (Department of Economics at Tallinn University of Technology)

  • Kadrin Keres

    (Department of Economics at Tallinn University of Technology)

  • Martti Randveer

    (Bank of Estonia)

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to analyze and explain the impacts of fiscal policy on householdsí consumption. Specifically we analyze the role of both discretionary and non-discretionary fiscal policy on consumption. The authors examine tax system in Estonia and distribution of income between households. In the paper the impact of different tax systems on consumption has been estimated. The analysis shows that the exchange of flat income tax to progressive income tax have a little effect on smoothing of households consumption, but can increase the burden on general government budget. It also reveals that the role of fiscal policy on private consumption has been limited. This study will rely on analysis of statistical data on householdsí income and expenditures as well as on time-series analysis of aggregated data of GDP, consumption and income tax.

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  • Rasmus Kattai & Kaie Kerem & Kadrin Keres & Martti Randveer, 2004. "Fiscal Policy as a Determinant of Consumption Expenditure: The Estonian Case," Working Papers 111, Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration, Tallinn University of Technology.
  • Handle: RePEc:ttu:wpaper:111
    Note: This research was conducted with support from the Estonian Science Foundation (Research Project 5146).
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    Keywords

    tax reform; tax policy; consumption expenditure of household; automatic stabilizers.;
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    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy; Modern Monetary Theory
    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General

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