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Interpreting the Reagan Deficits

Thomas J. Sargent

in Rational Expectations and Inflation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158709
eISBN:
9781400847648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158709.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the large net-of-interest deficits in the U.S. federal budget that have marked the administration of Ronald Reagan. It explains the fiscal and monetary actions observed during ... More


Optimal Fiscal Policy in a Linear Stochastic Economy

Thomas J. Sargent and François R. Velde

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The Lucas and Stokey (1983) economy without capital is used to exhibit features of the Lucas and Stokey model of optimal taxation, and show how they compare with Barro's (1979) tax‐smoothing model. ... More


Policy: The Public Finance Approach

Jean-Pascal Bénassy

in Macroeconomic Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195387711
eISBN:
9780190261405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195387711.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter studies the issues of optimal government policy. It presents the “public finance” approach to policy and examines the approach’s central purpose to minimize distortions associated with ... More


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