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N. Gregory Mankiw
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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985
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What causes the lags in the effect of monetary and fiscal policies on aggregate demand? What are the implications of these lags for the debate over active versus passive policy?

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Lags in the effect of monetary and fiscal policies.

Explanation

Monetary policy affects aggregate demand primarily by changing interest rates. However, mostly households and firms set their spending plans in advance and as a result, there is time lag for changes in interest rate to alter the aggregate demand for goods and services. Also, the fiscal policy works with a lag since they are slowed by long political processes that govern changes in spending and taxes...

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