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Evaluating State Tax Revenue Variability: A Portfolio Approach


Thomas A. Garrett


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division

February 2006

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2006-008A

Abstract:     
State revenue variability is evaluated using a volatility model rooted in portfolio theory. The model evaluates how closely a state's revenue portfolio is constructed to minimize variability in total state tax revenue. The model complements parametric methods of revenue variability.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: state revenue, variability, portfolio, taxes

JEL Classification: H71, G11

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Date posted: February 8, 2006  

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Garrett, Thomas A., Evaluating State Tax Revenue Variability: A Portfolio Approach (February 2006). FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2006-008A. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=881778 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.881778

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Thomas A. Garrett (Contact Author)
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division ( email )
411 Locust St
Saint Louis, MO 63011
United States
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