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Ribeiro, Márcio Bruno
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Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 2149
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This paper proposes an empirical evaluation of the Brazilian state governments' fiscal behavior in the period following the publication of Fiscal Responsibility Law (2002-2012). Measurement of fiscal shocks and estimations from dynamic panel data models of the states' main revenues and expenditures provided the following results: i) fiscal adjustments were sustainable in most part of the period and this can be explained by the positive relationship of state primaries revenues to the level of national economic activity; ii) the main components of the state primary spending proved rigid and were mainly described by autoregressive terms in the estimated equations; iii) states' tax revenues were positively impacted by growth in the share of the service sector in the product but did not show a significant relationship with growth in the share of the industrial sector; and iv) revenues and expenditures were not affected by deviations of the yearly primary surplus targets set in the state budget laws, suggesting the moderate character of these goals.
state governments
fiscal rules
panel data - dynamic models
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Working Paper

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