Institutionalism and Fiscal Policy at Mid-Century

“Institutionalism and Fiscal Policy at Midcentury,” Journal of Economic Issues 52 (1), 2018: 103 - 116.

24 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2016 Last revised: 22 Jul 2018

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Marianne Johnson

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh - Department of Economics

Date Written: November 3, 2016

Abstract

The career and contributions of Roy Blough (1901-2000) are considered as a case study of Wisconsin Institutionalism in government policy-making at mid-century. Faculty member at Cincinnati, Chicago and Columbia, editor of the National Tax Journal, director of the research division of the U.S. Treasury and member of the Council of Economic Advisors, Blough played a significant role in the development of fiscal policy. Considered are Blough’s contributions to tax policy and his views on Keynesian public finance. Wisconsin Institutionalist contributions to modern fiscal policy are identified.

Keywords: Wisconsin Institutionalism, History of Public Finance, Fiscal Policy, Roy Blough

JEL Classification: H20, B15, B21

Suggested Citation

Johnson, Marianne, Institutionalism and Fiscal Policy at Mid-Century (November 3, 2016). “Institutionalism and Fiscal Policy at Midcentury,” Journal of Economic Issues 52 (1), 2018: 103 - 116. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2864022 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2864022

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