Consumption and Government-Budget Finance in a High-Deficit Economy

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Leonardo Leiderman

Independent

Assaf Razin

Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: September 1986

Abstract

This paper characterizes empirically how government budget variables, such as spending, taxes, and deficits, affected private-sector consumption in the high-budget-deficit economy of Israel during the first half of the 1980s. The paper develops and estimates an intertemporal optimizing model of consumption choice by finite-lived individuals. The evidence supports this formulation against the Ricardian infinite-horizon case, but it does not support it when compared to the unrestricted relations in the data.

Suggested Citation

Leiderman, Leonardo and Razin, Assaf, Consumption and Government-Budget Finance in a High-Deficit Economy (September 1986). NBER Working Paper No. w2032. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=344824

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