Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123153
Authors: 
Economides, George
Park, Hyun
Philippopoulos, Apostolis
Sakkas, Stelios
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5510
Abstract: 
This paper studies the implications of changes in the fiscal (spending-tax) policy mix when all categories of spending and taxes are according to their functional breakdown. In so doing, we build a general equilibrium OLG model which naturally incorporates the main functional categories of public spending and taxes as in the euro area. Departing from the crisis year of 2008, the main result is that an increase in public spending on education and health would have outperformed all other changes in fiscal policy that have either happened or have been debated in policy circles.
Subjects: 
government expenditure
public finance
JEL: 
H50
E60
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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