The Significance of Federal Taxes as Automatic Stabilizers

The Significance of Federal Taxes as Automatic Stabilizers
In this paper, a simple methodology to assess the effectiveness of automatic stabilizers is proposed and empirically tested using French data for the period 1970-2000. The paper concludes that fiscal stabilizers have dampened output variability by approximately 35 45 percent depending on the measure of potential output used. In addition, the... READ MORE...

Publication date: November 2002
ISBN 9781451860122
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