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Principal Investigator(s): Andolfatto, David, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Proponents of fiscal stimulus argue that government spending is needed to replace the private spending normally lost during a recession. Estimates of the so-called fiscal multiplier based on wartime episodes are used to support the proposition that a peacetime intervention can "stimulate" the economy in a desirable manner. The author argues that a wartime crisis is fundamentally different from a peacetime economic crisis.
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Andolfatto, David. Fiscal Multipliers in War and in Peace. ICPSR34707-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-06-19. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34707.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34707.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
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Original ICPSR Release: 2013-06-19
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