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Dr Keshab Bhattarai


Impacts of Trump tax reforms on growth, inequality and debt (2017)
Journal Article
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

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

Tax plan debates in the US presidential election : a dynamic CGE analysis of growth and redistribution trade-offs (2017)
Journal Article
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

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

Simulating corporate income tax reform proposals with a dynamic CGE model (2017)
Journal Article
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

Welfare and distributional impacts of financial liberalization in an open economy : lessons from a multi-sectoral dynamic CGE model for Nepal (2016)
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Bhattarai, K. (2016). Welfare and distributional impacts of financial liberalization in an open economy : lessons from a multi-sectoral dynamic CGE model for Nepal. International Business Research, 10(1), 181-198. doi:10.5539/ibr.v10n1p181

By equalizing rates of return across sectors, financial liberalization improves efficiency and equalizes the distribution of income. Efficiency gained in the allocation of resources increases capital usage more in previously heavily repressed sectors... Read More

Macroeconomic impacts of fiscal policy shocks in the UK : a DSGE analysis (2016)
Journal Article
Bhattarai, K., & Trzeciakiewicz, D. (2017). Macroeconomic impacts of fiscal policy shocks in the UK : a DSGE analysis. Economic modelling, 61, 321-338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2016.10.012

This paper develops and estimates a new-Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model for the analysis of fiscal policy in the UK. We find that government consumption and investment yield the highest GDP multipliers in the short-run,... Read More

Impact of foreign aid on growth and trade (2016)
Journal Article
Bhattarai, K. (2016). Impact of foreign aid on growth and trade. Journal of economics and development studies, 4(3), doi:10.15640/jeds.v4n3a4

Foreign aid from the donors may or may not raise growth rates in receiving countries. In general they may increase investment but if the amount of aid is associated with conditionality of exports, that will have negative impacts on growth rates. Simu... Read More

Growth and income distributions in four EU economies (2016)
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Bhattarai, K. (2016). Growth and income distributions in four EU economies. International Advances in Economic Research, 22(3), 263-277. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11294-016-9594-8

Dynamic multi-sectoral and multi-household general equilibrium models are constructed to show how the economies of Germany, France, Spain and the United Kingdom will evolve from 2006 to 2090. These models generate dynamic paths of investment and capi... Read More