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Austerity versus stimulus: the polarizing effect of fiscal policy

Richard McManus.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook. 7512 words.

Through constructing a new Keynesian DSGE model with heterogeneous agents, this article investigates both the aggregate and distributional consequences of fiscal policy. Polarized...

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Fiscal Policy in an Unemployment Crisis

Pontus Rendahl.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents. 15535 words.

This article shows that equilibrium unemployment dynamics can significantly increase the efficacy of fiscal policy. In response to a shock that brings the economy into a liquidity trap, an...

The liquidation of government debt

Carmen M. Reinhart and M. Belen Sbrancia.

in Economic Policy

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; International Finance; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 17204 words.

High public debt often produces the drama of default and restructuring. But debt is also reduced through financial repression (FR), a tax on bondholders and savers via negative or...

A Tale of Cyclicality, Aid Flows and Debt: Government Spending in Sub-Saharan Africa

Victor D. Lledó, Irene Yackovlev and Lucie Gadenne.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook. 7872 words.

This paper documents cyclical patterns of government expenditures in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1970 and explains variation between countries and over time. Controlling for endogeneity and...