Fiscal policy is no free lunch: Lessons from the Swedish fiscal framework for fiscal targeting

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Fredrik NG Andersson and Lars Jonung argue that the current push for fiscal activism is short-sighted. Instead, the Swedish case from the last 25 years shows that stable public finances combined with supply-side policies is the recipe for economic stability and growth


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Economics


  • fiscal policy, fiscal framework, austerity, supply side, economic growth, government debt, fiscal targeting
Translated title of the contributionFinanspolitik är ingen gratis lunch. Lärdomar från det svenska finanspolitiska ramverket.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publication or newspaperVOXEU
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 5
Publication categoryResearch