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Fiscal policy in Canada

Marion Wrobel

Fiscal policy in Canada

the changing role of the federal and provincial governments

by Marion Wrobel

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Published by Research Branch, Library of Parliament in [Ottawa] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiscal policy -- Canada,
  • Federal government -- Canada

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesChanging role of the federal and provincial governments
    StatementMarion G. Wrobel.
    SeriesCurrent issue review -- 91-2E
    ContributionsCanada. Library of Parliament. Research Branch.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination15, [6] p. :
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13631486M
    ISBN 100660165430
    OCLC/WorldCa62918431

    This, in turn, rekindles businesses and turns the cycle around from stagnant to active. Methods of fiscal policy funding[ edit ] Governments spend money on a wide variety of things, from the military and police to services such as education and health care, as well as transfer payments such as welfare benefits. Finally, still more time goes by before the policy has its full effect on aggregate demand—the impact lag. It takes some time for policy makers to realize that a recessionary or an inflationary gap exists—the recognition lag. However, these definitions can be misleading because, even with no changes in spending or tax laws at all, cyclic fluctuations of the economy cause cyclic fluctuations of tax revenues and of some types of government spending, altering the deficit situation; these are not considered to be policy changes.

    In fact, the loan approval division, which will be crucial for projects in the stimulus plan, has never approved any application made to it in its two years in existence! By changing the CRR requirement for banks, the Fed can control the amount of lending in the economy, and therefore the money supply. The Fed chairman is appointed by the government and there is an oversight committee in Congress for the Fed. The problem was that politicians were good at cutting taxes and increasing spending to boost the economy, but hopeless at reversing course when such a boost was no longer needed.

    His results suggest that crowding out depends on the nature of spending done by the government. This caused bank profits to decline, making Canadian banks vulnerable to failure. Figure In such countries, even if full employment is not achieved, the main motto is to avoid unemployment and to achieve a state of near full employment.


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Fiscal policy in Canada book

Both tools affect the fiscal position of the government i. For example, it can increase discretionary government spending, infusing the economy with more money through government contracts. In SeptemberThe Economist made a case for shifting reliance from monetary to fiscal policy given the low interest rate environment in the developed world: To live safely in a low-rate world, it is time to move beyond a reliance on central banks.

Prudent central bankers and legislators must know when to halt money supply growth or even reverse course and switch to a contractionary policywhich would involve taking the opposite steps of expansionary policy, such as raising interest rates.

Similarly, when a government decides to adjust its spending, its policy may affect only a specific group of people.

For this, suitable fiscal policy of the government can be devised to bridge the gap between the incomes of the different sections of the society. Additionally, it can cut taxes and leave a greater amount of money in the hands of the people who then go on to spend and invest.

Optimum Allocation of Resources: Fiscal measures like taxation and public expenditure programmes, can greatly affect the allocation of resources in various occupations and sectors. Generally, inequality in wealth persists in such countries as in the early stages of growth, it concentrates in few hands.

Another area of contention comes from those who believe that fiscal policy should be constructed primarily so as to promote long-term growth. Methods of fiscal policy funding[ edit ] Governments spend money on a wide variety of things, from the military and police to services such as education and health care, as well as transfer payments such as welfare benefits.

Taking the reduction in investment and net exports into account means that the aggregate demand curve shifts only to AD3.

Spending: If inflation is high, the government can reduce its spending thereby removing itself from competing for resources in the market both goods and services. Fiscal policy The legislative and executive branches of government control fiscal policy. Back then governments took it for granted that it was their responsibility to pep up demand.

The fiscal year for most American companies, especially those listed on a public stock exchange, is typically July 1 to June Similarly, luxurious items, which are consumed by the higher section, may be subject to heavy taxation.

With the supply-side effects, both the short-run and long-run aggregate supply curves shift to the right.

Inequality and Fiscal Policy

Its application has not been approved. Even under ideal conditions, expansionary fiscal and monetary policy risk creating microeconomic distortions through the economy. Expansionary policy is intended to prevent or moderate economic downturns and recessions.

Targeted Fiscal stimulus should be well targeted in two ways. When the central bank purchases debt instruments, it injects capital directly into the economy. Stephen Power and Neil King, Jr. These expenditures, Mr. Responsibility Fiscal policy is managed by the government, both at the state and federal levels.

Each member of Congress has a political stake in the outcome. Also, the fact that government deficits today may reduce the capital stock that would otherwise be available to future generations does not imply that such deficits are wrong.

Capital formation, however, can also be facilitated by taxation, deficit spending and foreign borrowing. It should promote the economy as a whole which in turn helps to raise national income and per capita income. In this context, Prof. Monetary policy Monetary policy is controlled by the Central Bank.

Examples of Expansionary Policy A major example of expansionary policy is the response following the financial crisis when central banks around the world lowered interest rates to near-zero and conducted major stimulus spending programs.Monetary and Fiscal Policy [Douglas Fisher] on sylvaindez.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying sylvaindez.com: Douglas Fisher.

The challenge for many governments is to address concerns over rising inequality while simultaneously promoting economic efficiency and more robust economic growth.

The book delves into this discussion by analyzing fiscal policy and its link with inequality. Fiscal policy is the government's most powerful tool for addressing inequality. Leading academics and former policy makers assess the effectiveness of postwar American fiscal policy as questions about the role of fiscal policy once again come to the forefront of economic research and debate.

The United States's post-World War II emphasis on activist fiscal policy for short-term economic stabilization was called into question in the s, and by the late s was. In economics and political science, fiscal policy is the use of government revenue collection (taxes or tax cuts) and expenditure (spending) to influence a country's economy.

The use of government revenues and expenditures to influence macroeconomic variables developed as a result of the Great Depression, when the previous laissez-faire approach to economic management became discredited. There are some circumstances under which a Canadian business may request a change to its fiscal year calendar.

This requires a written appeal to the Canada Revenue Service, and it can't be done just to get a particular tax advantage or for reasons of convenience. If you're seeking a change to your fiscal year, be prepared to explain why to the CRA.

Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada Political and Economic Dimensions (Book): Béland, Daniel: Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada aims to increase public understanding of equalization and fiscal federalism by providing a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective on the history, politics, and economics of equalization policy in Canada.

The authors .