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Pre-announcement and timing: The effects of a government expenditure shock

Alexander Kriwoluzky

European Economic Review, 2012, vol. 56, issue 3, 373-388

Abstract: An econometric strategy to identify a pre-announced fiscal policy shock is proposed. I show that the reduced form innovations can be recovered by estimating a Vector-moving-average model using the Kalman filter. The structural effects are identified exploiting the shock's pre-announced nature, which leads to potentially different signs of the responses of some endogenous variables during the announcement and after the realization of the shock. I illustrate my strategy by identifying a pre-announced shock to government consumption expenditures. I find that the response of private consumption is significantly negative on impact, rises and becomes significantly positive two quarters after the realization of the policy shock.

Keywords: Fiscal policy; Fiscal foresight; Vector Autoregressive Moving Average Process (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 E62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2011.10.005

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