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Fiscal Interactions Among European Countries

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  • Redoano, Michela

    (Department of Economics, University of Warwick)

In this paper we investigate whether there is empical evidence that EU Countries set their public expenditure and their taxes interdependently. We use a panel of data across european countries, years and fiscal variables to estimated countries’ reactions functions. We find evidence of intedependences consistent with the literature on tax and yardistick competition

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Paper provided by University of Warwick, Department of Economics in its series The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) with number 680.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 2003
Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:680
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