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A factor-augmented VAR approach: The effect of a rise in the US personal income tax rate on the US and Canada

Gianluca Lagana and Pasquale Sgro

Economic Modelling, 2011, vol. 28, issue 3, 1163-1169

Abstract: In this paper a factor-augmented vector autoregressive (FAVAR) model is estimated to characterize the dynamic effects of shocks in the personal income tax rate in the United States on United States and Canadian economies. The representation and the estimate of the FAVAR model is based on Stock and Watson (2005) and the shocks are recovered applying the identification scheme proposed by Bernanke et al. (2005); this method allows impulse response functions to be generated for all the variables in the dataset and provides a description of the domestic and international transmission mechanisms of United States movements in the personal income tax rate. A distinguishing feature of our model is the disaggregation of traded goods sector where imports and exports are disaggregated into 12 and 13 industries, respectively. This provides extra information on the domestic and international transmission mechanism across the two countries. The results show that the FAVAR approach generates a reasonable characterisation of the effects of United States movements in the US personal income tax rate on the United States economy and its transmission to the Canadian economy.

Keywords: Factor; model; Principal; component; Personal; income; taxes; VAR (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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