Journal Article

The supply-side consequences of U.S. fiscal policy in the 1980s

Abstract: Fiscal policy changes in the 1980s had several possible implications for the long-run performance of the U.S. economy. The authors review the impact of tax reductions on saving, investment, and work effort, the implications of increased federal deficits for national saving and private investment, and the effect of shifts in the composition of government spending on public capital formation and on research and development. Using results from the empirical literature, the authors attempt to quantify the effects of these fiscal changes on the nation's economic potential.

Keywords: Fiscal policy; economic conditions - United States;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Part of Series: Quarterly Review

Publication Date: 1992

Volume: 17

Issue: Spr

Pages: 1-20