Modern Perspectives on Stabilization Policies
22 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2005
Date Written: June 1, 2005
The present paper describes recent research on two central themes of Keynes' General Theory: (i) the social waste associated with recessions, and (ii) the effectiveness of fiscal policy as a stabilization tool. The paper also discusses some evidence on the extent to which fiscal policy has been used as a stabilizing tool in industrial economies over the past two decades.
Keywords: Business cycles, inefficient allocations, government spending multiplier, non-Ricardian households, countercyclical policies
JEL Classification: E32, E63
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