Journal Article

The Macroeconomic Effects of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act

Abstract: The 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act raised government spending caps by $300 billion for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. While spending does not increase immediately, private sector investment and consumption may respond ahead of an anticipated fiscal stimulus. This Economic Perspectives article assesses the strength of this mechanism based on the private sector?s expectations.

Keywords: Budget; Vector autoregression;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Part of Series: Economic Perspectives

Publication Date: 2019

Issue: 2

Pages: 2-12