Special Issue "Tax Policy and Public Finance"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Economics and Finance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Serkan Tosun
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Guest Editor
Department of Economics, University of Nevada, Reno, Mail Stop 0030, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Interests: public finance; tax policy; corporate taxation; tax competition; border sales; demography; population aging; regional economics; regional development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of government policies. Governments are revisiting their tax policies and working to implement tax reform to prepare for the post-pandemic world. Rising debt, defaults, business closures, poverty, and inequality are some of the problems faced by many countries around the world. This Special Issue will feature papers from scholars in the area of tax policy and public finance. We particularly encourage the submission of papers related to the tax policy response to COVID-19.

The topics covered in this Special Issue will include, but will not be limited to:

  • taxation and business activity;
  • tax policy and economic development;
  • tax policy uncertainty;
  • state and local public finance and fiscal federalism; and
  • taxation and financial markets.

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Serkan Tosun
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • taxation
  • tax policy
  • public finance
  • economic development
  • tax policy uncertainty

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Spatial Fiscal Interactions in Colombian Municipalities: Evidence from Oil Price Shocks
J. Risk Financial Manag. 2021, 14(6), 248; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm14060248 - 02 Jun 2021
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This study provides an empirical investigation of fiscal interactions in the context of a developing country. I examine three fiscal components—budget balance, tax revenue, and public spending—to measure spatial interactions between Colombian municipalities from 2000 to 2010. I am using variables on municipalities’ [...] Read more.
This study provides an empirical investigation of fiscal interactions in the context of a developing country. I examine three fiscal components—budget balance, tax revenue, and public spending—to measure spatial interactions between Colombian municipalities from 2000 to 2010. I am using variables on municipalities’ general characteristics, fiscal variables, and variables related to the conflict. I use a quasi-experimental identification strategy exploiting exogenous variation from global oil price shocks that affect Colombian municipalities to different degrees depending on local oil endowments. I find significant spatial interaction in taxes but no significant interaction concerning budget balance and total public spending. This suggests that even though there is local tax competition, municipalities do not mimic their neighbors to decide whether to offset tax changes by changes in borrowing or spending. Full article
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How Does Aggregate Tax Policy Uncertainty Affect Default Risk?
J. Risk Financial Manag. 2020, 13(12), 319; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm13120319 - 12 Dec 2020
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We examine the impact of aggregate tax policy uncertainty on firm-level default risk. Due to uncertainties associated with tax policies, firms could have difficulties in determining their optimal debt level and use too much debt to increase their values. This can increase firms’ [...] Read more.
We examine the impact of aggregate tax policy uncertainty on firm-level default risk. Due to uncertainties associated with tax policies, firms could have difficulties in determining their optimal debt level and use too much debt to increase their values. This can increase firms’ financial risk and default probabilities. At the same time, tax policy uncertainty may lead some firms to take less risk which could lower their use of debt and in turn lower the probability of default. We find that tax policy uncertainty is positively associated with firms’ expected default probabilities. In terms of economic significance, our findings show an increase of 14.83% in expected default probability, on a relative basis. Our results are robust to controlling for conditions of the economy, conditions of the stock market, financial constraints of firms, and credit quality of firms. Our evidence adds to two strands of research: research on taxation and firms’ risk profiles and the impact of policy uncertainty on firms’ decisions. Full article
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