Growth Forecast Errors and Government Investment and Consumption Multipliers

Jovanovic Branimir
CEIS Research Paper
We compare the government investment and government consumption multipliers in the advanced economies during the recent …fiscal consolidation, following the Blanchard and Leigh (2013) approach. We fi…nd that, in the highly-indebted countries, the investment multplier is likely to be much higher than what has been assumed by the policy makers and much higher that the consumption multiplier. This points out that the consolidation should be accompanied by increased public investment.
Number: 301
Keywords: fi …scal consolidation, fi…scal multiplier, public consumption, public investment, public debt
JEL codes: E52, E62, E63, G01
Volume: 12
Issue: 01
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Revision Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013