Is military spending quantitatively important for business cycle fluctuations?

Vasilev, Aleksandar (2021) Is military spending quantitatively important for business cycle fluctuations? Journal of Economics and Econometrics, 65 (1). pp. 28-51. ISSN 2032-9652

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Abstract

We introduce a military sector and external security considerations into a real-business-cycle setup with a public sector. We calibrate the model to Bulgarian data for the period following the introduction of the currency board arrangement (1999-2018). We investigate the quantitative importance of the presence of a military sector and external threat considerations for the cyclical fluctuations in Bulgaria. We find the quantitative effect of such aspects to be very small, and thus not important for business cycle stabilization, or public finance issues, as in Bulgaria the spending on military is relatively small relative to the size of the economy.

Keywords:business cycles, military spending, security considerations, external threats, Bulgaria
Subjects:L Social studies > L130 Macroeconomics
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:47126
Deposited On:15 Dec 2021 14:13

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