Is There a Stabilizing Role for Fiscal Policy in the New Consensus?
This paper considers the possibility of using fiscal rather than monetary policy as the instrument of stabilization policy in a new consensus framework. Describing the conduct of fiscal policy in terms of a 'pseudo Taylor rule', it is shown that fiscal policy is as, if not more, effective than monetary policy as a tool for macroeconomic stabilization. The conclusion reached is that the comparative neglect of fiscal policy as an instrument of stabilization policy in new consensus macroeconomics is unwarranted.
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Volume (Year): 19 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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