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Estimating the Role of Government Expenditure in Long-run Consumption

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  • David Aristei
  • Luca Pieroni

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In this paper we provide empirical evidence of the relationship between government purchases and private expenditure by adopting a microeconomic approach. Using UK quarterly data, a long-run demand system conditioned to the public sector is obtained by specifying a vector error correction model in which government consumption is assumed as an exogenous I(1) forcing variable. Our findings reject the hypothesis of separability of individual preferences between public and private expenditures, with simultaneous crowding out/in effects. Moreover, crowding out effects of government consumption on private spending are found to be larger for those goods and services that produce similar utility.

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Paper provided by Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia, Finanza e Statistica in its series Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica with number 13/2005.

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Keywords: Private and public expenditures; Crowding out; Conditional demand systems; Separability; Vector Error Correction Models.;

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