Fiscal Impulse

Author/Editor:

Garry J. Schinasi ; Mark Scott Lutz

Publication Date:

September 1, 1991

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Summary:

The concept of fiscal impulse is defined, discussed, and differentiated from measures that attempt to summarize the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy. Two methodologies are briefly discussed and their corresponding measures presented for the G-7 countries over the ten-year period ending in 1989. Controversies about the measure are highlighted and potential improvements are also discussed.

Series:

Working Paper No. 91/91

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 1991

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451851441/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0911991

Format:

Paper

Pages:

13

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