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The Lack Of An Empirical Rationale For A Revival Of Discretionary Fiscal Policy


  • John B. Taylor


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  • John B. Taylor, 2009. "The Lack Of An Empirical Rationale For A Revival Of Discretionary Fiscal Policy," CESifo Forum, Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 10(2), pages 9-13, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ifofor:v:10:y:2009:i:2:p:9-13

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    Finanzpolitik; Diskretionäre Politik; Kritik; Steuerbegünstigung; USA;

    JEL classification:

    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General


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