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The Political Economy of Fiscal Policy

Marco Battaglini () and Stephen Coate ()

Journal of the European Economic Association, 2008, vol. 6, issue 2-3, 367-380

Abstract: We describe a theory of the collective choice of fiscal policy in dynamic economies that are subject to aggregate shocks. The theory incorporates realistically complex policy spaces, rational forward-looking agents, and a rich political decision process. We argue that it provides a tractable framework to study a variety of important questions in macroeconomics and public finance. (JEL: E62, H63, D79) (c) 2008 by the European Economic Association.

JEL-codes: E62 H63 D79 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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