This study contributes to the existing literature in two ways. First, a fiscal performance index for northern states of India has been developed to rank the sates according to their fiscal performance. Second, the nonlinear stationary of the fiscal performance of the sates in panel framework has been tested by using a recently developed nonlinear panel unit root test of Ucar and Omay (2009). It has been observed that Arunachal Pradesh ranks first in whole period of study in terms of fiscal performance and fiscal performance of northern sates of India is liner nonstationary.
- Inequality in Fiscal Performance,
- Nonlinear Stationary,
- North Eastern States of India
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