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Federal Government Budget Deficits and the Crowding Out of Private Investment in the United states: Evidence for the 1990s

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  • Cebula, Richard
  • Koch, James
  • Perry, William
  • Toma, Michael

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This study investigates whether federal government budget deficits in the U.S. over the 1990-99 time period acted to crowd out private investment in new plant and equipment. Using quarterly data, empirical estimations clearly indicate that private investment was in fact negatively impacted by the budget deficit.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 54571.

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Date of creation: 22 Feb 2003
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Publication status: Published in The Indian Journal of Economics 4.84(2004): pp. 587-595
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:54571

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Keywords: budget deficits; investment in new plant and equipment; crowding out;

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  1. Vito Tanzi, 1985. "Fiscal Deficits and Interest Rates in the United States: An Empirical Analysis, 1960-84 (Déficits budgétaires et taux d'intérêt aux Etats-Unis: analyse empirique, 1960-84) (El déficit f," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 32(4), pages 551-576, December.
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