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Replication data for: Weak States and Steady States: The Dynamics of Fiscal Capacity

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Besley, Timothy
  • Ilzetzki, Ethan
  • Persson, Torsten
Publication Date
2013-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Investments in fiscal capacity—economic institutions for tax compliance—are an important feature of economic development. This paper develops a dynamic model to study the evolution of fiscal capacity over time. We contrast a social planner's investment path with politically feasible paths. Three types of states emerge in the long run: a common-interest state where public resources are devoted to public goods, a redistributive state where additional fiscal capacity is used for transfers, and a weak state with no transfers and a low level of public goods provision. We also present some preliminary evidence consistent with the theory.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/mac.5.4.205 (Text)
Publications
  • Besley, Timothy, Ethan Ilzetzki, and Torsten Persson. “Weak States and Steady States: The Dynamics of Fiscal Capacity.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 5, no. 4 (October 2013): 205–35. https://doi.org/10.1257/mac.5.4.205.
    • ID: 10.1257/mac.5.4.205 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Besley, Timothy; Ilzetzki, Ethan; Persson, Torsten (2013): Replication data for: Weak States and Steady States: The Dynamics of Fiscal Capacity. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114282V1