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Understanding the effects of government spending on consumption

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  • Jordi Galí

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    (Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional)

  • J. David López Salido

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    (Banco de España)

  • Javier Vallés

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    (Banco de España)

Abstract

Recent evidence on the effect of government spending shocks on consumption cannot be easily reconciled with existing optimizing business cycle models. We extend the standard New Keynesian model to allow for the presence of rule-of-thumb (non-Ricardian) consumers. We show how the interaction of the latter with sticky prices and deficit financing can account for the existing evidence on the effects of government spending.

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Paper provided by Banco de Espa�a in its series Banco de Espa�a Working Papers with number 0321.

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Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2003
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Keywords: rule-of-thumb consumers; …scal multiplier; government spending; Taylor rules;

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