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Fiscal Multiplier in a Credit-Constrained New Keynesian Economy

  • Engin Kara

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  • Jasmin Sin

Using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model that accounts for credit constraints, we study the effects of fiscal stimulus on the macroeconomy. We show that the presence of credit constraints results in larger fiscal multipliers than indicated by the standard DSGE models. If credit-crunch conditions persist, the multipliers become large enough for fiscal policy to be highly effective.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK in its series Bristol Economics Discussion Papers with number 12/634.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2012
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Handle: RePEc:bri:uobdis:12/634
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