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Estimates of the fiscal impact multiplier in reduced-form equations

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An analysis of the multiplier for the US federal government's consumption expenditures is presented. A simple approach to identify the influence of the federal government's consumption expenditures on economic activity using reduced-form equations is clearly presented and examined using annual US data from 1929-2011. The conclusion from this analysis is that estimates from reduced-form equations can inform fiscal-policy decision making.

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  • Belliveau, Stefan, 2012. "Estimates of the fiscal impact multiplier in reduced-form equations," MPRA Paper 37103, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Business cycles; fiscal policy;

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    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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