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Fiscal statistics for Sweden 1719-2003

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  • Fregert, Klas

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    (Department of Economics, Lund University)

  • Gustafsson, Roger

    (Department of Economics, Lund University)

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We construct yearly fiscal series for Sweden between 1719 and 2003 including expenditures, revenues, deficits and debt. We present measures for the fiscal branch of the central government as well as for the consolidated fiscal and monetary branch, which includes seigniorage. We evaluate the reliability and consistency of the series by calculating the difference between budget deficits and the change in debt to test if the differences are serially uncorrelated around zero, which we confirm.

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Paper provided by Lund University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2005:40.

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Length: 87 pages
Date of creation: 20 Sep 2005
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Publication status: Published in Research in Economic History , 2008, pages 169-224.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:lunewp:2005_040

Note: Unpublished appendices to: Fregert, Klas and Roger Gustafsson, (2008),“Fiscal statistics for Sweden 1719-2003”, Research in Economic History 25, pp. 169-224 available here
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Keywords: Fiscal Policy; Expenditures; Revenues; Deficits; Government debt; Seigniorage;

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  1. Carmen M. & M. Belen Sbrancia, 2011. "The Liquidation of Government Debt," Working Paper Series WP11-10, Peterson Institute for International Economics.
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