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Simple, Implementable Fiscal Policy Rules

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Source: Simple, Implementable Fiscal Policy Rules

Volume/Issue: 2009/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Kumhof , and Douglas Laxton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872231

Keywords: Fiscal policy rules, balanced budget rules, countercyclical fiscal policy, welfare analysis, tax revenue, fiscal instruments, inflation,

This paper analyzes the scope for systematic rules-based fiscal activism in open economies. Relative to a balanced budget rule, automatic stabilizers significantly improve welfare. But they minimize fiscal instrume...

Simple, Implementable Fiscal Policy Rules

Simple, Implementable Fiscal Policy Rules »

Volume/Issue: 2009/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Kumhof , and Douglas Laxton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451872231.001

ISBN: 9781451872231

Keywords: Fiscal policy rules, balanced budget rules, countercyclical fiscal policy, welfare analysis, tax revenue, fiscal instruments, inflation,

This paper analyzes the scope for systematic rules-based fiscal activism in open economies. Relative to a balanced budget rule, automatic stabilizers significantly improve welfare. But they minimize fiscal instrume...