Hilde C. Bjørnland
Leif Anders Thorsrud

commodity prices and fiscal policy design: procyclical despite a rule (replication data)

Recent studies offer evidence of reduced fiscal procyclicality to commodity price changes in resource-rich countries-a feature commonly attributed to the adoption of fiscal policy rules. We revisit this issue and find that, by controlling for global activity shocks while allowing for time-varying changes in both fiscal policy and the volatility of shocks, this finding does not hold. To show this we develop a time-varying dynamic factor model, allowing for a multiple of shocks, stochastic volatility and time-varying parameters, and estimate it on data for Norway, whose handling of resource wealth is often cited as exemplary.

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Bjørnland, Hilde C.; Thorsrud, Leif Anders (2019): Commodity prices and fiscal policy design: Procyclical despite a rule (replication data). Version: 1. Journal of Applied Econometrics. Dataset. http://dx.doi.org/10.15456/jae.2022327.0707217466