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India Led Growth in South Asia: Empirical Analyses (2021)
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Bhattarai, K. (2021). India Led Growth in South Asia: Empirical Analyses. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 1(2), 401-415

Strategic lessons are drown based on Ramsey model of growth for the South Asia region and empirical panel data analysis on the determinates of growth in it. Given its size of population this region should push for growth and increase its share of glo... Read More about India Led Growth in South Asia: Empirical Analyses.

Exhaustible Resources and Sustainable Growth: Evidence from Libya (2020)
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Taloba, A. I., & Bhattarai, K. R. (2020). Exhaustible Resources and Sustainable Growth: Evidence from Libya. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 1(2), 361-384

Natural endowments and economic growth are often connected. However, this relationship is still controversial. Although natural resources are crucial for economic growth, there is a kind of puzzling aspect in their relationship. For the oil-based eco... Read More about Exhaustible Resources and Sustainable Growth: Evidence from Libya.

Determinants of Capital Flight: New Panel Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (2020)
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Egbulonu, A. J., & Bhattarai, K. (2020). Determinants of Capital Flight: New Panel Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 1(2), 255-287

This paper examines the determinants of capital flight in sub Saharan African countries (SSA) by introducing corruption as a focus variable in the model. The econometric analysis is based on data from 25 SSA countries over the period 1986-2010 using... Read More about Determinants of Capital Flight: New Panel Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Growth and redistribution impacts of income taxes in the Thai Economy: A dynamic CGE analysis (2020)
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Bhattarai, K., & Benjasak, C. (2021). Growth and redistribution impacts of income taxes in the Thai Economy: A dynamic CGE analysis. Journal of economic asymmetries, 23, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeca.2020.e00189

A reform in the personal income tax (PIT) is helpful in reducing inequality in the distribution of income and consumption in both short and long terms in Thailand. It boosts private consumption, investment, employment, capital stock, exports, imports... Read More about Growth and redistribution impacts of income taxes in the Thai Economy: A dynamic CGE analysis.

Does corruption matter for stock markets? The role of heterogeneous institutions (2020)
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Lakshmi, G., Saha, S., & Bhattarai, K. (2021). Does corruption matter for stock markets? The role of heterogeneous institutions. Economic modelling, 94, 386-400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2020.10.011

In examining the role of institutions in resisting corruption and its impact on growth, most studies concentrate on the aggregate level and conclude that sound institutions enhance growth. We focus instead on varying dimensions of heterogeneous insti... Read More about Does corruption matter for stock markets? The role of heterogeneous institutions.

Are global spillovers complementary or competitive? Need for international policy coordination (2020)
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Mallick, S. K., Bhattarai, K., Mallick, S., & Yang, B. (2021). Are global spillovers complementary or competitive? Need for international policy coordination. Journal of International Money and Finance, 110, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jimonfin.2020.102291

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Advanced and emerging economies are becoming more interdependent with rapid pace of globalization of capital markets and technological innovations in recent years. We examine whether technology and monetary policy shocks get trans... Read More about Are global spillovers complementary or competitive? Need for international policy coordination.

Real Exchange Rate Misalignments of Libyan Dinar: Fundamentals and Markov Switching Regimes (2020)
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Bhattarai, K., & Ben-Naser, A. (2020). Real Exchange Rate Misalignments of Libyan Dinar: Fundamentals and Markov Switching Regimes. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 1(1), 151-162

This study found evidence for a time-varying misalignments of equilibrium RER of the Libyan dinar. Markov switching model explains the overvaluation episodes during. Policy makers should urgently align the actual exchange rate very close to the movem... Read More about Real Exchange Rate Misalignments of Libyan Dinar: Fundamentals and Markov Switching Regimes.

Impacts of GST Reforms on Efficiency, Growth and Redistribution of Income in India: A Dynamic CGE Analysis (2020)
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Bhattarai, K., & Bhattarai, K. (2020). Impacts of GST Reforms on Efficiency, Growth and Redistribution of Income in India: A Dynamic CGE Analysis. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 1(1), 93-133

Goods and service tax (GST) introduced as a 'good and simple tax' on 1 July 2017 by the Modi government is the boldest measure of tax reform so far in India. The major aim of this paper is to evaluate the micro and macro impacts of the goods and serv... Read More about Impacts of GST Reforms on Efficiency, Growth and Redistribution of Income in India: A Dynamic CGE Analysis.

FDI and Economic Performance of Firms in India (2020)
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Bhattarai, K., & Negi, V. (2020). FDI and Economic Performance of Firms in India. Studies in Microeconomics, 8(1), 44-74. https://doi.org/10.1177/2321022220918684

FDI contributed positively to sales, profit, employment and wages of firms in India from 2004 to 2018. Foreign capital is complementing domestic capital well embodying technology and innovations required for expansion of domestic firms in it. Foreign... Read More about FDI and Economic Performance of Firms in India.

Constitution, Institutions and A Model for Economic Development in Nepal (2020)
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Bhattarai, K. (2020). Constitution, Institutions and A Model for Economic Development in Nepal. Asian Journal of Economics and Finance, 2(2), 119-151

Nepal made significant progress in removing monarchy and terrors of Maoists in the last decade. It however lacks a stable solution for speedier economic growth and development as the major political parties are still struggling to institutionalize th... Read More about Constitution, Institutions and A Model for Economic Development in Nepal.

Capital adjustment cost and inconsistency in income-based dynamic panel models with fixed effects (2019)
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Basu, P., Bhattarai, K., & Getachew, Y. (2019). Capital adjustment cost and inconsistency in income-based dynamic panel models with fixed effects. German Economic Review, 20(4), e1002-e1018. https://doi.org/10.1111/geer.12202

After the seminal work of Nickell (1981), a vast literature demonstrates the inconsistency of ‘conditional convergence’ estimator in income-based dynamic panel models with fixed effects when the time horizon (T) is short but the sample of countries (... Read More about Capital adjustment cost and inconsistency in income-based dynamic panel models with fixed effects.

General Equilibrium Impacts of VAT and Corporate Income Tax in Thailand (2019)
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Benjasak, C., & Bhattarai, K. (in press). General Equilibrium Impacts of VAT and Corporate Income Tax in Thailand. International Advances in Economic Research, 25, 263-276. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11294-019-09742-7

In this paper, a computable general equilibrium model of Thailand is constructed in order to assess economy-wide impacts of reforms in the value added tax (VAT) and corporate income tax (CIT) on welfare and reallocation of resources across production... Read More about General Equilibrium Impacts of VAT and Corporate Income Tax in Thailand.

Impacts of direct and indirect tax reforms in Vietnam: A CGE analysis (2019)
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Bhattarai, K., Nguyen, D. T. K., & Van Nguyen, C. (2019). Impacts of direct and indirect tax reforms in Vietnam: A CGE analysis. Economies, 7(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/economies7020050

The study applies a multi-sector multi-household static computable general equilibrium (CGE) tax model to assess the economy-wide impacts of taxes in Vietnam. It examines two tax reform scenarios based on the tax reform plan proposed by the Vietnam M... Read More about Impacts of direct and indirect tax reforms in Vietnam: A CGE analysis.

An empirical analysis of the Taylor rule and its application to monetary policy: a case for the United Kingdom and Euro area (2018)
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Bhattarai, K., & Carter, M. (in press). An empirical analysis of the Taylor rule and its application to monetary policy: a case for the United Kingdom and Euro area. Asian Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, 5(2), 173-182. https://doi.org/10.20448/journal.501.2018.52.173.182

This paper analyses the Taylor rule and its application to monetary policy in the United Kingdom and Euro area. The analysis uses a linear regression on quarterly economic data from 1993Q1 to 2017Q4 for the United Kingdom and 2000Q1 to 2016Q4 for the... Read More about An empirical analysis of the Taylor rule and its application to monetary policy: a case for the United Kingdom and Euro area.

Impacts of Trump tax reforms on growth, inequality and debt (2017)
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Bhattarai, K., Haughton, J. H., & Tuerck, D. (2017). Impacts of Trump tax reforms on growth, inequality and debt. 00 Journal not listed, 20-21

Reforming the tax system of the US has become a major policy agenda of the Trump administration. After months of negotiations the “Big Six”, including the Treasury Secretary, National Economic Director, Republicans in the House and the Senate are gra... Read More about Impacts of Trump tax reforms on growth, inequality and debt.

The distributional effects of the Trump and Clinton tax proposals (2017)
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Haughton, J., Bachman, P., Bhattarai, K., & Tuerck, D. G. (2017). The distributional effects of the Trump and Clinton tax proposals. Atlantic Economic Journal, 45(4), 453-472. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11293-017-9554-6

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Democratic and Republican candidates for President of the U.S. in 2016, proposed several changes in the federal tax code. Hillary Clinton would add a personal income tax surcharge of 4% on high annual incomes, li... Read More about The distributional effects of the Trump and Clinton tax proposals.

Tax Plan Debates in the US Presidential Election: A Dynamic CGE Analysis of Growth and Redistribution Trade-offs (2017)
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Bhattarai, K., Bachman, P., Conte, F., Haughton, J., Head, M., & Tuerck, D. G. (2018). Tax Plan Debates in the US Presidential Election: A Dynamic CGE Analysis of Growth and Redistribution Trade-offs. Economic modelling, 68, 529-542. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2017.08.031

The two major candidates in the 2016 presidential election made sharply different proposals for reforming the Federal tax code. Donald Trump proposed cutting taxes to provide "tax relief for middle-class Americans", and lowering corporation taxes to... Read More about Tax Plan Debates in the US Presidential Election: A Dynamic CGE Analysis of Growth and Redistribution Trade-offs.

Tax plan debates in the US presidential election : a dynamic CGE analysis of growth and redistribution trade-offs (2017)
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Bhattarai, K., Bachman, P., Conte, F., Haughton, J., Head, M., & Tuerck, D. G. (2018). Tax plan debates in the US presidential election : a dynamic CGE analysis of growth and redistribution trade-offs. Economic modelling, 68, (529-542). doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2017.08.031. ISSN 0264-9993

The two major candidates in the 2016 presidential election made sharply different proposals for reforming the Federal tax code. Donald Trump proposed cutting taxes to provide “tax relief for middle-class Americans”, and lowering corporation taxes to... Read More about Tax plan debates in the US presidential election : a dynamic CGE analysis of growth and redistribution trade-offs.

Dynamic CGE model of the Chinese economy for fiscal and financial policy analysis (2017)
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Bhattarai, K. (2017). Dynamic CGE model of the Chinese economy for fiscal and financial policy analysis. USA-China business review, 16(4), 141-164 . https://doi.org/10.17265/1537-1514/2017.04.001

China is to become the largest economy in the world by 2020 according to the IMF forecasts. Annual growth rates of output remained around 9.3 percent on average during 1980 to 2015. It was made possible by the accumulation capital with steady flows o... Read More about Dynamic CGE model of the Chinese economy for fiscal and financial policy analysis.

Simulating corporate income tax reform proposals with a dynamic CGE model (2017)
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Bhattarai, K., Haughton, J., Head, M., & Tuerck, D. G. (2017). Simulating corporate income tax reform proposals with a dynamic CGE model. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 9(5), 20-35 . https://doi.org/10.5539/ijef.v9n5p20

Opinion leaders and policy makers in the United States have turned their focus to the corporate income tax, which now has the highest statutory rate in the developed world. Using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model (the “NCPA-DCGE Model”),... Read More about Simulating corporate income tax reform proposals with a dynamic CGE model.