Republic of Lithuania : Selected Issues Paper

Publication Date: November 21, 2011
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Summary: This Selected Issues Paper quantifies the variability of tax elasticities in Lithuania using two alternative methods: rolling regressions and pooled mean group estimator. The analysis is motivated by the systematic variation of tax revenues observed over the economic cycle. Both methods confirm that tax elasticities moved with the cycle, which can be attributed to the procyclical tax compliance tendencies and structural composition effects across tax bases. The results of the study emphasize the importance of accounting for cyclical variation in tax elasticities when making short-term tax revenue projections.
Series: Country Report No. 11/327
Subject(s): Economic growth | Economic models | Economic recovery | Selected issues | Tax revenues

Publication Date: November 21, 2011
ISBN/ISSN: 9781463925253/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1LTUEA2011003 Pages: 39
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