Why Has US Policy Uncertainty Risen since 1960?
We consider two classes of explanations for the rise in policy-related economic uncertainty in the United States since 1960. The first stresses growth in government spending, taxes, and regulation. A second stresses increased political polarization and its implications for the policymaking process and policy choices.
Volume (Year): 104 (2014)
Issue (Month): 5 (May)
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