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Procyclical government spending: Patterns of pressure and prudence in the OECD


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Abbott, A. and Jones, P., 2011. Procyclical government spending: Patterns of pressure and prudence in the OECD. Economics Letters, 111 (3), pp. 230-232.

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Abstract

This paper tests for differences in the cyclicality of government spending across functional categories. Evidence from 20 OECD countries suggests that procyclicality is more likely in smaller functional budgets, but capital spending is more likely to be previous termprocyclicalnext term for the larger spending categories

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsAbbott, A.and Jones, P.
DOI10.1016/j.econlet.2011.02.009
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code26468

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