International Effects of Tax Reforms

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Jacob A. Frenkel

Merrill Lynch & Co. - Sovereign Advisory Group and Global Financial Institutions Group; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Assaf Razin

Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Date Written: July 12, 1988

Abstract

This paper highlights the significance of open-economy considerations in the analysis of tax reforms. It focuses on domestic and international consequences of revenue-neutral conversion between income and value-added tax systems. The principal result is that the direction of changes in key macroeconomic variables consequent on such tax conversions depends critically on the current account position. For example, a conversion from an income to a value-added tax system lowers the world interest rate if the country adopting the reform runs a surplus in the current account of its balance of payments, and vice versa.

JEL Classification: 430, 320

Suggested Citation

Frenkel, Jacob A. and Razin, Assaf, International Effects of Tax Reforms (July 12, 1988). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-37, 1988. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=884891

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