EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Local and aggregate fiscal policy multipliers

Bill Dupor () and Rodrigo Guerrero

Journal of Monetary Economics, 2017, vol. 92, issue C, 16-30

Abstract: Using a newly constructed panel of state-level defense contracts, this paper studies the effect of defense spending on the U.S. macroeconomy. Summing observations across states, we estimate aggregate income and employment multipliers. Comparing these to local multipliers estimated with the panel provides evidence that local multiplier estimates may be reliable indicators of fiscal policy’s aggregate effects. Furthermore, evidence of small positive spillovers is found. Across several specifications, we estimate income and employment multipliers between zero and 0.5. This result is reconciled with the greater-than-one multipliers found in Nakamura and Steinsson (2014) by analyzing the Korean War years’ impact on the estimation.

Keywords: Fiscal policy; Fiscal multipliers; Spillovers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E62 H30 H56 H57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (6) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304393217300855
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
Working Paper: Local and Aggregate Fiscal Policy Multipliers (2017) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:moneco:v:92:y:2017:i:c:p:16-30

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Monetary Economics is currently edited by R. G. King and C. I. Plosser

More articles in Journal of Monetary Economics from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

 
Page updated 2019-08-13
Handle: RePEc:eee:moneco:v:92:y:2017:i:c:p:16-30