Premium Net Fiscal Stimulus during the G reat R ecession
Aizenman Joshua,
Pasricha Gurnain Kaur
Publication year2013
Publication title
review of development economics
Resource typeJournals
Abstract This paper studies the patterns of government expenditure stimuli among Organisation for Economic C o‐operation and Development ( OECD ) countries during the G reat R ecession (2007–2009). Overall, we find that the USA net fiscal stimulus was modest relative to peers, despite it being the epicenter of the crisis, and having access to relatively cheap funding of its twin deficits. Of the 28 countries in the sample, the USA is ranked among the bottom third in terms of the rate of expansion of consolidated government consumption and investment expenditures. Contrary to historical experience, emerging markets had strongly countercyclical policy during the period immediately preceding the G reat R ecession and the G reat R ecession itself. Federal unions, emerging markets and countries with very high gross domestic product ( GDP ) growth during the pre‐recession period saw larger net fiscal stimulus on average than their counterparts. We also find that greater net fiscal stimulus was associated with lower flow costs of general government debt in the same or subsequent period.
Subject(s)debt , economics , fiscal multiplier , fiscal policy , global recession , government spending , great recession , gross domestic product , labour economics , macroeconomics , market economy , monetary economics , psychology , psychotherapist , recession , stimulus (psychology) , welfare
SCImago Journal Rank0.531

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