New Evidence on Fiscal Adjustment and Growth in Transition Economies

Author/Editor:

Sanjeev Gupta ; Alejandro Simone ; Alex Segura-Ubiergo

Publication Date:

October 1, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper analyzes the relationship between fiscal adjustment and real GDP growth in a panel of 26 transition economies during 1992-2001. Unlike most previous studies using cross-country regressions, the paper finds a positive and statistically significant relationship between fiscal adjustment and growth that is robust to different model specifications and estimation methods. The paper also presents country experiences to delve deeper into the mechanisms that may underlie this statistical relationship.

Series:

Working Paper No. 06/244

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451865042/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006244

Format:

Paper

Pages:

33

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