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Taxation and political business cycles in EU economies

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Andrikopoulos, Andreas; Loizides, Ioannis; Prodromidis, Kyprianos

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Abstract This paper examines whether incumbent national governments of eleven member states of the European Union manipulated the tax policy instruments at their disposal in order to create national political business cycles, opportunistic or partisan. The empirical evidence, based on data concerning the 1965-97 period, does not support this hypothesis. Rather, it appears that governments have pursued stabilization policies.
Classification Economic Policy; Public Finance
Free Keywords tax instruments; target variables; elections; electoral cycles; Partisan cycles; stabilization policies
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 1761-1774
Journal Applied Economics, 38 (2006) 15
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840500427106
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)