Offentlig gæld, makroøkonomien og generationsomfordeling

Translated title of the contribution: Public Debt, the Macroeconomy, and Intergenerational Distribution

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To prevent a long-term rise in the public clebt-to-GDP ratio in Denmark, a tighter fiscal policy is required. Against this background, the paper suggests a long-term strategy for debt reduction to be launched immediately. By levying a higher tax rate on consumption, rather than raising the wage tax, the adverse employment and output effects to be rather modest. Debt reduction is shown to redistribute welfare in favour of future generations, without necessarily harming the welfare of currently living generations.
Translated title of the contributionPublic Debt, the Macroeconomy, and Intergenerational Distribution
Original languageDanish
JournalNationaløkonomisk tidsskrift
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)66-86
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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