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A panel cointegration approach to estimating substitution elasticities in consumption

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  • Auteri, Monica
  • Costantini, Mauro

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This paper investigates the relationship between government spending and private consumption. The general framework is a cointegration approach of Ogaki (1992) used to estimate the intratemporal elasticity of substitution between government and private consumption in a panel of 15 European countries. Recently developed non-stationary panel methodologies that assume cross-section dependence are applied. Results indicate an Edgeworth substitutability between private and public spending.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

Volume (Year): 27 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 782-787

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:27:y:2010:i:3:p:782-787

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Keywords: Cointegration Government expenditure Intratemporal substitution Macroeconomic aspects of public finance Panel Unit root;

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  1. Joan Esteban & Laura Mayoral, 2013. "A Politico-Economic Model of Public Expenditure and Income Taxation," Working Papers 743, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

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