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Public Spending and the Macroeconomy: Evidence from Developing and Developed Countries

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  • Magda Kandil

    (International Monetary Fund, Western Hemisphere Department, U.S.A.)

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Using annual data, this paper studies the time series evidence regarding the effectiveness of government spending. Crowding out appears more prevalent in the face of variation in government spending in advanced countries. Private consumption and inflation vary more closely with government spending in developing countries.

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  • Magda Kandil, 2009. "Public Spending and the Macroeconomy: Evidence from Developing and Developed Countries," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 8(2), pages 133-158, August.
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    1. Noha EMARA, 2016. "Estimating Aggregate Demand in Egypt," Journal of Economics and Political Economy, KSP Journals, vol. 3(1), pages 50-64, March.

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    Keywords

    fiscal stimulus; crowding out; supply constraints; developing and advanced countries;

    JEL classification:

    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth

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