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Is fiscal policy effective? Evidence for an emerging economy: Chile 1833-2000

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  • Rodrigo Cerda
  • Hermann Gonzalez
  • Luis Felipe Lagos

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This paper studies the impact of fiscal policy on economic activity by using Chilean annual data from 1833 to 2000. The data allows us to disentangle the impacts on economic activity -- due to the large variation in fiscal policy in the period under study -- by using a SVAR methodology. The study finds evidence of non Keynesian impacts of fiscal policy.

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  • Rodrigo Cerda & Hermann Gonzalez & Luis Felipe Lagos, 2006. "Is fiscal policy effective? Evidence for an emerging economy: Chile 1833-2000," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(9), pages 575-580.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:13:y:2006:i:9:p:575-580
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850500400686
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    2. Ignacio Lozano & Karen Rodríguez, 2011. "Assessing the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy in Colombia," Journal of Financial Economic Policy, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 3(3), pages 206-228, August.
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    4. Ebghaei, Felor, 2014. "Para ve Maliye Politikasının Karşılaştırmalı Analizi: Türkiye için Ekonometrik bir Analiz
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