Demand-Side Stabilization Policies : What is the Evidence of their Potential?

Author/Editor:

Magda E. Kandil

Publication Date:

December 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Using disaggregated data for the United States, this paper explores the effects of the variability of fiscal and monetary policy shocks. Higher variability of government spending shocks around a steady-state growth trend results, on average, in a decline in aggregate demand growth and inflation, with limited effects on output growth. On the other hand, higher variability of monetary shocks results, on average, in an increase in inflation and a decline in output growth. These results indicate the desirability of avoiding large fluctuations over time in either government spending or the money supply.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/197

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451860009/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1972000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

31

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