Clemens, Jeffrey and Miran, Stephen (2011): The role of fiscal institutions in analysis of fiscal policy.
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Balanced budget requirements lead to substantial pro-cyclicality in state government spending on infrastructure and public services. Differences in the stringency of states’ budget rules drive the pace at which they must make these adjustments. We show that budget rules (and other fiscal institutions) generate variation in deficit-financed expenditures, which could be ideal for studying fiscal stabilization policy. In contrast, many alternative sources of variation in sub-national fiscal policy implicitly involve “windfall” financing, which will miss the effects of future debt on current consumption and investment behavior. Difficulties with our proposed identification strategy prevent us from cleanly estimating a multiplier.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The role of fiscal institutions in analysis of fiscal policy|
|English Title:||The Role of Fiscal Institutions in Analysis of Fiscal Policy|
|Keywords:||Fiscal Policy, Government Spending Multiplier, State Government Budgets, Fiscal Institutions|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C51 - Model Construction and Estimation
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E32 - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H72 - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
|Depositing User:||Jeffrey Clemens|
|Date Deposited:||11. May 2012 23:48|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 07:07|
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