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Policy uncertainty: a new indicator

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  • Scott R. Baker
  • Nicholas Bloom
  • Steven J. Davis

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The damaging impact of economic uncertainty on growth has been reasonably well studied - but what happens when there is uncertainty about economic policy-making? Nicholas Bloom and colleagues have developed a measure of this distinct kind of uncertainty, one that shows the value of restoring stability to current policy actions.

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  • Scott R. Baker & Nicholas Bloom & Steven J. Davis, 2012. "Policy uncertainty: a new indicator," CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance 362, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepcnp:362
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    1. Graph of the week: A crisis of confidence driven by policy decisions
      by Vuk Vukovic in Don't worry, I'm an economist on 2012-04-06 00:05:00
    2. Shaking things up in China
      by ? in FRED blog on 2016-09-15 18:00:07

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    1. Ricco, Giovanni & Callegari, Giovanni & Cimadomo, Jacopo, 2016. "Signals from the government: Policy disagreement and the transmission of fiscal shocks," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 82(C), pages 107-118.
    2. Scheffel, Eric Michael, 2012. "Political uncertainty in a data-rich environment," MPRA Paper 37318, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    US economic policy; global financial markets;

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