The Great Macroeconomic Experiment: Assessing the Effects of Fiscal Stimulus Spending on Employment Growth
As the economics profession is split over the expected impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, we analyze the effects as if it were an experiment. Specifically, we analyze the effects of spending on employment using a difference-in-difference approach by state. To date, we find spending has had no significant effect on employment.
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"Determinants of the Distribution of Congressional Earmarks Across States,"
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