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Fiscal Shocks and Real Rigidities

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  • Furlanetto Francesco

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    (Norges Bank)

  • Seneca Martin

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    (Central Bank of Iceland)

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In this paper we show that results on the effects of fiscal shocks in Galí, López-Salido and Vallés (2007) rely on a high degree of price stickiness and a large percentage of financially constrained agents. Real rigidities in the form of habit persistence, fixed firm-specific capital and Kimball demand curves interact in interesting ways with nominal and financial rigidities and allow us to reproduce the same consumption multiplier as Galí et al. (2007) under only two and a half quarters of price stickiness, instead of four, and only 30 per cent of constrained agents instead of 50 per cent. Therefore, real rigidities are useful in the study of fiscal shocks in addition to monetary and productivity shocks as has been shown in the previous literature, though rule-of-thumb consumption remains too crude a mechanism for accounting for the hump-shaped response of consumption found in the data.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics.

Volume (Year): 9 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 1-33

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  1. Kriwoluzky, Alexander, 2012. "Pre-announcement and timing: The effects of a government expenditure shock," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 56(3), pages 373-388.
  2. Francesco FURLANETTO, 2007. "Fiscal Shocks and the Consumption Response when Wages are Sticky," Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) 07.11, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP.
  3. Francesco Furlanetto & Martin Seneca, 2007. "Rule-of-thumb consumers, productivity and hours," Working Paper 2007/05, Norges Bank.
  4. Furlanetto, Francesco, 2011. "Fiscal stimulus and the role of wage rigidity," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 512-527, April.
  5. Richard McManus, 2013. "Austerity versus Stimulus: A DSGE Political Economy Explanation," Discussion Papers 13/09, Department of Economics, University of York.
  6. Kaszab, Lorant, 2012. "Rule-of-Thumb Consumers and Labor Tax Cut Policy in the Zero Lower Bound," Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2012/13, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section, revised Apr 2013.
  7. Richard McManus, 2013. ""We're all in this together"? A DSGE interpretation," Discussion Papers 13/08, Department of Economics, University of York.

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