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Fiscal Policy and US-Canadian Trade


  • Gianluca Lagana

    () (Ministry of Economics and Finance, Italy)

  • Pasquale Sgro

    () (Deakin University)


A factor-augmented vector autoregressive (FAVAR) model is applied to determine the effects of a rise in US government expenditure on the United States and Canadian economies. The results obtained reasonably characterize the effect of a rise in US government spending to the United States and Canadian economies emphasizing the role of the traded goods sector.

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  • Gianluca Lagana & Pasquale Sgro, 2011. "Fiscal Policy and US-Canadian Trade," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(2), pages 1856-1868.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00679

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    Factor Model; Principal Component; Government expenditure; VAR.;

    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook


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