fiscal policy


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fiscal policy

The government’s plan for taxation and government spending. Fiscal policy is one way in which a government can attempt to control the economy. Another way is through monetary policy which attempts to guide the economy by controlling the money supply.
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Noun1.fiscal policy - a government policy for dealing with the budget (especially with taxation and borrowing)
economic policy - a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues
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After decomposition of real GDP into cyclical fluctuations, we can find the correlation between real GDP gap, monetary indicator and fiscal policy indicators.
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Leeper says he uses terms such as "science" and "alchemy" to call attention to the generalization that "monetary policy tends to employ systematic analytics, while fiscal policy relies on unsystematic speculation.
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Despite a range of changes in fiscal frameworks across advanced countries since the 1990s, in general, fiscal policy remains as opaque as ever.
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Summary: Fiscal policy, together with structural reforms, will have to play an even bigger role than before in inflation control

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