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Fiscal counter-cyclical rules and their conflicting implications for growth and welfare


  • Dimitrios Varvarigos



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  • Dimitrios Varvarigos, 2009. "Fiscal counter-cyclical rules and their conflicting implications for growth and welfare," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 96(1), pages 1-17, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:96:y:2009:i:1:p:1-17
    DOI: 10.1007/s00712-008-0028-9

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    Growth; Business cycles; Stabilisation policy; E32; E63; O41;

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models


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