economic policy

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The set of controls used by the government to regulate economic activity. Economic policy can be broadly classified into three areas: fiscal policy (issues related to taxation, government spending, and public deficit), monetary policy (interest rates and inflation), and trade policy (tariffs and trade agreements). See also economic planning.

Subjects: British History — Economics.

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