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Trend Growth and the Dynamic Effects of Government Spending

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  • Mewael F. Tesfaselassie

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The paper studies the macroeconomic effects of government spending shocks in an economy characterized by positive trend growth. It shows that the lower is the trend growth rate the less inflationary are government spending shocks and vice versa. Moreover, on impact output is higher but exhibits less persistence the lower is trend growth, an effect that also characterizes consumption and the fiscal multiplier given that consumption and labor are somewhat complementary

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1678.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1678

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Keywords: trend growth; government spending; fiscal multiplier;

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  1. Tesfaselassie, Mewael F., 2011. "The effects of government spending in a growing economy," Kiel Policy Brief 25, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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