Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): International Monetary Fund
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 May 1999
Keywords: Fiscal policy, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Tax smoothing, tax tilting, fiscal sustainability, budget surplus, equation, fiscal deficits, government spending
This paper tests a version of Barro's tax-smoothing model, which assumes intertemporal optimization by a government seeking to minimize the distortionary costs of taxation, using Pakistan and Sri Lankan data for 19...