The Great Macroeconomic Experiment: Assessing the Effects of Fiscal Stimulus Spending on Employment Growth
AbstractAs the economics profession is split over the expected impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, we analyze the effects as if it were an experiment. Specifically, we analyze the effects of spending on employment using a difference-in-difference approach by state. To date, we find spending has had no significant effect on employment.
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fiscal policy; economic stimulus; unemployment; jobs;
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- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
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- Melissa Boyle & Victor Matheson, 2008.
"Determinants of the Distribution of Congressional Earmarks Across States,"
0806, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
- Boyle, Melissa A. & Matheson, Victor A., 2009. "Determinants of the distribution of congressional earmarks across states," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 104(2), pages 63-65, August.
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