Reading: Effects of Tax and Spending Policy from a Neoclassical Perspective

Understand the effects of tax and spending policy from a neoclassical perspective

Neoclassical economics covers several distinct schools of thought, including traditional neoclassical economics, supply side economics, and new classical economics. Each of these schools of thought shares a number of key beliefs, which makes them neoclassical. The first belief is that the macro economy is self-correcting, or that there is no need for government intervention. The second belief, for reasons to be discussed in the next reading, is that government “fine tuning” of the economy either through fiscal or monetary policy would be unwise and ineffective.

Self Check: Supply-Side Economics

Answer the question(s) below to see how well you understand the topics covered in the previous section. This short quiz does not count toward your grade in the class, and you can retake it an unlimited number of times.

You’ll have more success on the Self Check if you’ve completed the two Readings in this section.

Use this quiz to check your understanding and decide whether to (1) study the previous section further or (2) move on to the next section.