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Empirical Investigation of Fiscal Policy Shocks in the UK

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This article examines fiscal policy shocks in the UK through using a Bayesian Vector Autoregression (BVAR) model which applies Mountford and Uhlig (2009) type sign-restriction. It investigates the impact of three fiscal policy experiments on macroeconomic variable. Specifically, the Deficit-Financed Spending Increase (DFSI), the Deficit-Financed Tax Cut (DFTC), and the Balanced-Budget Spending Increase (BBSI). The results show that, the policy conclusion differs according to the period under investigation.

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  • Kamal, Mona, 2010. "Empirical Investigation of Fiscal Policy Shocks in the UK," MPRA Paper 26473, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Kamal, Mona, 2011. "Bayesian Estimation of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model Using UK Data," MPRA Paper 28988, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Jesús Crespo Cuaresma & Markus Eller & Aaron Mehrotra, 2011. "The Economic Transmission of Fiscal Policy Shocks from Western to Eastern Europe," Focus on European Economic Integration, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), issue 2, pages 44-68.

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    Keywords

    Fiscal policy; Bayesian VAR analysis; policy experiment.;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H60 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - General
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General

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