In search of the transmission mechanism of fiscal policy in the Euro area
Patrick Fève and
Jean-Guillaume Sahuc ()
No 14-536, TSE Working Papers from Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
This paper applies the DSGE-VAR methodology to assess the size of fiscal multipliers in the data and the relative contributions of two transmission mechanisms of government spending shocks, namely hand-to-mouth consumers and Edgeworth complementarity. Econometric experiments show that a DSGE model with Edgeworth complementarity is a better representation of the transmission mechanism of fiscal policy as it yields dynamic responses close to those obtained with the flexible DSGE-VAR model (i.e. an impact output multiplier larger than one and a crowding-in of private consumption). The estimated share of hand-to-mouth consumers is too small to replicate the positive response of private consumption.
Keywords: Fiscal multipliers; hand-to-mouth; Edgeworth complementarity; DSGE-VAR; Euro area; Bayesian econometrics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 E32 E62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2014-11, Revised 2016-03
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