Government Spending and National Saving

Part of the Central Issues in Contemporary Economic Theory and Policy book series (CICETP)


The first part of this paper presents a series of four charts that sumarize the fiscal experiences of eighteen OECD countries over the past twenty years. For each country the charts plot the net government debt, the overall budget balance, the level of government spending on goods and services, and the current account (all measured as a percent. of GDP). This section is primarly descriptive and is designed to provide background information.


Current Account Government Consumption Government Spending Real Interest Rate Energy Price 
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© SIPI Srl. Rivista di Politica Economica 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McGill UniversityCanada

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