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Fertility, income inequality, and labour productivity

Ross Guest and Robyn Swift.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 7222 words.

There is mounting evidence of a complex system of multi-directional links between fertility, productivity and inequality. The contribution of this study is a multi-country analysis of these...

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Stylised fact or situated messiness? The diverse effects of increasing debt on national economic growth

Andrew Bell, Ron Johnston and Kelvyn Jones.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2015; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook. 8631 words.

This article reanalyses data used by Reinhart and Rogoff (2010c, American Economic Review, 100: 573–78—RR), and later Herndon et al. (2013, Cambridge Journal of Economics, online, doi:...

Tax and Expenditure Reforms in Africa: An Overview

Ramos E. Mabugu and Witness Simbanegavi.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 6605 words.

Taxation is recognised as being able to affect economic growth, poverty and inequality. In Africa, taxation is an instrument that can be used to promote development. Like other countries,...

Time-Consistent Public Policy

Paul Klein, Per Krusell and José-Víctor Ríos-Rull.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2008; p ublished online July 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook. 10015 words.

In this paper we study how a benevolent government that cannot commit to future policy should trade off the costs and benefits of public expenditure. We characterize and solve for...

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