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Can government spending increase private consumption? The role of complementarity

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  • Ganelli, Giovanni
  • Tervala, Juha

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It is empirically observed that private consumption responds positively to fiscal shocks. We offer an explanation for this stylized fact, based on the idea of complementarity between public and private consumption.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 103 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 5-7

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:103:y:2009:i:1:p:5-7

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Keywords: Fiscal policy Private consumption multiplier Complementarity;

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Cited by:
  1. L. Marattin & A. Palestini, 2010. "Government Spending Under Non-Separability: a Theoretical Analysis," Working Papers wp722, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
  2. Peter McGregor & Patrizio Lecca & Kim Swales, 2012. "Balanced Budget Government Spending in a Small Open Regional Economy," ERSA conference papers ersa12p1009, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Iwata, Yasuharu, 2013. "Two fiscal policy puzzles revisited: New evidence and an explanation," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 188-207.
  4. Juha Tervala, 2009. "Productive government spending and private consumption: a pessimistic view," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(1), pages 416-425.
  5. Erauskin, Iñaki, 2013. "The impact of financial openness on the size of utility-enhancing government," Economics Discussion Papers 2013-7, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  6. Okano, Eiji, 2014. "How important is fiscal policy cooperation in a currency union?," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 266-286.
  7. Fève, Patrick & Matheron, Julien & Sahuc, Jean-Guillaume, 2011. "Externality in labor supply and government spending," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 112(3), pages 273-276, September.

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