Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Papers,
Lund University, Department of Economics

No 2005:40: Fiscal statistics for Sweden 1719-2003

Klas Fregert () and Roger Gustafsson
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Klas Fregert: Department of Economics, Lund University, Postal: Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Box 7082, S-220 07 Lund, Sweden
Roger Gustafsson: Department of Economics, Lund University, Postal: Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Box 7082, S-220 07 Lund, Sweden

Abstract: We construct yearly fiscal series for Sweden between 1719 and 2003 including expenditures, revenues, deficits and debt. We present measures for the fiscal branch of the central government as well as for the consolidated fiscal and monetary branch, which includes seigniorage. We evaluate the reliability and consistency of the series by calculating the difference between budget deficits and the change in debt to test if the differences are serially uncorrelated around zero, which we confirm.

Keywords: Fiscal Policy; Expenditures; Revenues; Deficits; Government debt; Seigniorage

JEL-codes: E58; E62; H61; H62; H63; N43; N44

87 pages, September 20, 2005

Note: Unpublished appendices to: Fregert, Klas and Roger Gustafsson, (2008),“Fiscal statistics for Sweden 1719-2003”, Research in Economic History 25, pp. 169-224 available here

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