Zubairy, Sarah (2010): Explaining the Effects of Government Spending Shocks.
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The objective of this paper is to identify and explain effects of a government spending shock. After accounting for large military events, I find that in response to a structural unanticipated government spending shock, output, hours, consumption and wages all rise, whereas investment falls on impact. I construct and estimate a dynamic general equilibrium model featuring deep habit formation and show that it successfully explains these effects. In particular, deep habits give rise to countercyclical markups and thus act as transmission mechanism for the effects of government spending shocks on private consumption and wages. In addition, I show that deep habits significantly improve the fit of the model compared to a model with habit formation at the level of aggregate goods.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Explaining the Effects of Government Spending Shocks|
|Keywords:||deep habits, fiscal shocks, government spending, countercyclical markups|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C51 - Model Construction and Estimation
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E32 - Business Fluctuations ; Cycles
|Depositing User:||Sarah Zubairy|
|Date Deposited:||23. Oct 2010 14:08|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 02:40|
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