The Political Economy of Fiscal Policy
AbstractWe describe a theory of the collective choice of fiscal policy in dynamic economies that are subject to aggregate shocks. The theory incorporates realistically complex policy spaces, rational forward-looking agents, and a rich political decision process. We argue that it provides a tractable framework to study a variety of important questions in macroeconomics and public finance. (JEL: E62, H63, D79) (c) 2008 by the European Economic Association.
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Volume (Year): 6 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2-3 (04-05)
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- E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
- H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt
- D79 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Other
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