The composition of the government budget and the dynamics of public debt
Title: The composition of the government budget and the dynamics of public debt
Citation: FinanzArchiv : public finance analysis, 2007, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 244-263
This paper investigates compositional effects onpublic-debt dynamics. Our contribution is twofold. First, we improve the methodology by taking explicit account of public-debtdynamics, eliminating a bias present in previous studies. Second, we estimate the evolution of debt dynamics induced by changes in the primary expenditure and revenue ratios - looking at all fiscal periods - not only consolidations as in the previous literature.Whilst we confirm that expenditure cuts are more important for debt reductions than are revenue increases, our findings contrast with the literature in that we obtain persistentdebt-augmenting effects of tax reductions.
Subject: Public-debt dynamics; Fiscal consolidations; Fiscal expansions; Excessive deficits; H60; H30; H11
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