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Behboudi D, Motafkker Azad M A, Mamipour S. The Effects of Direct Distribution of Oil Revenues on GDP in Iran: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Approach. jemr 2012; 3 (10) :125-152
URL: http://jemr.khu.ac.ir/article-1-412-en.html
1- University of Tabriz , dbehbudi@gmail.com
2- University of Tabriz
Abstract:   (10993 Views)

  Oil revenues play a significant role in the government budget in Iran and have also an important impact on GDP. This study aims at providing a practical solution for the question of how oil revenues should be managed. In this regard, a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model has developed to examine the direct effect of distribution of oil revenues on GDP in both static and dynamic approaches .

  The results of static model show that the direct distribution of oil revenues to households has a negative effect on the government expenditures and therefore decrease the GDP . The dynamic model allows the conversion of savings into investment and capital formation. So the results of running this model show the positive effect of direct distribution of oil revenues on GDP and also the negative effect of this policy on the government current spending. Therefore, the results confirm that direct distribution of oil revenues is an effective policy in reducing the dependence of government on oil revenues and also in relying more on people and the tax revenues .

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: رشد و توسعه و سیاست های کلان
Received: 2012/03/15 | Accepted: 2013/04/21 | Published: 2013/04/21

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