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Fiscal Policy - Causes of a Budget Deficit

Level:
AS, A Level, IB
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AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, Eduqas, WJEC

Last updated 3 Jul 2018

Governments in many countries run persistent annual fiscal deficits. A budget deficit occurs when tax revenues are insufficient to fund government spending, meaning that the state must borrow money, usually in the form of government bonds.

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