Generational Accounting in Turkey

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2012
Hacıibrahimoğlu, Damla
Generational Accounting (GA), developed by Auerbach. Gokhale and Kotlikoff (1991) is an alternative and dynamic method employed in measuring the impact of existing fiscal policies on current and future generations. The method is based on the government’s intertemporal budget constraint which principally requires that the present value of current and future generations’ net tax payments plus the existing net wealth be sufficient enough to cover for government’s future consumption. In contrast to the traditional and static measures of fiscal sustainability, GA method reveals the intergenerational distribution of tax burden and helps identifying the policies that can alleviate the generational imbalance. This paper constructs and presents the first set of generational accounts for Turkey in an attempt to measure the generational gap and compare the Turkish intergenerational fiscal outlook to a number of developed and developing countries.

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D. Hacıibrahimoğlu, “Generational Accounting in Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.