Codes and Data Package: Covid-19 Fiscal Support and its Effectiveness

Published: 18 June 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/4p2jdcp378.1
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Kamiar Mohaddes,

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This package contains the data as well as the Matlab files needed to replicate the empirical findings in "Covid-19 Fiscal Support and its Effectiveness", Economics Letters 205, pp. 109939/1–5: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2021.109939 Abstract: This paper uses a threshold-augmented Global VAR model to quantify the macroeconomic effects of countries' discretionary fiscal actions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its fallout. Our results are threefold: (1) fiscal policy is playing a key role in mitigating the effects of the pandemic; (2) all else equal, countries that implemented larger fiscal support are expected to experience less output contractions; (3) emerging markets are also benefiting from the synchronized fiscal actions globally through the spillover channel and reduced financial market volatility.

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