Gechert, Sebastian Paetz, Christoph Villanueva, Paloma
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Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Fiscal Policy D07-V2
We construct a narrative dataset of net-revenue shocks for Germany by extending the tax shock series of Hayo and Uhl (2014) and coding a shock series for social security. We estimate the multiplier effects of shocks to taxes, social security contributions and benefits in a proxy SVAR framework (Mertens and Ravn 2013) and compare them with the top-down identification (Blanchard and Perotti 2002). We find multipliers of all components between 0 and 1 for both approaches.