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Cyclically Adjusted Budget Balances: an Alternative Approach

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  • Bouthevillain, C.
  • Van Den Dool, G.
  • Langenus, G.
  • Mohr, M.
  • Momigliano, S.
  • Tujula, M.
  • De Cos, P.H.
  • Cour-Thimann, Philippine

Abstract

Estimates of cyclically-adjusted budget balances, correcting actual government budget balances for business cycle fluctuations, are produced by many institutions, including the European Commission, the IMF and the OECD. This paper presents an alternative approach for the cyclical adjustment of budget balances.

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  • Bouthevillain, C. & Van Den Dool, G. & Langenus, G. & Mohr, M. & Momigliano, S. & Tujula, M. & De Cos, P.H. & Cour-Thimann, Philippine, 2001. "Cyclically Adjusted Budget Balances: an Alternative Approach," Papers 77, Quebec a Montreal - Recherche en gestion.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:uqamge:77
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    Keywords

    FISCAL POLICY ; GOVERNMENT ; BUDGET ; BUSINESS CYCLES;
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    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General

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