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BPEA | 1986 No. 1

Liquidity Constraints, Fiscal Policy, and Consumption

Kenneth L. Judd and
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Kenneth L. Judd Northwestern University
R. Glenn Hubbard
R. Glenn Hubbard Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics - Columbia Business School
discussants: Lawrence H. Summers and
Lawrence H. Summers Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus - Harvard University
Robert E. Hall
Robert Hall Headshot
Robert E. Hall Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Hoover Senior Fellow and Professor of Economics - Stanford University

1986, No. 1


TAX POLICY AND TAX REFORM are important items on the current policy
agenda. In evaluating alternative tax policies, decisionmakers must
consider both their normative and positive impact; in particular, they
must examine the effects of competing policies on the overall well-being
of the taxpayers and on various indexes of economic activity, in both
the short run and long run.