CBO on stimulus multipliers

More

Earlier today I wrote a post about the long-run macroeconomic implications of the stimulus, and now the CBO has gone and issued a new macroeconomic analysis (pdf). Fortunately, the results -- a nice bump up in GDP in the short run followed by a small bump down in the long run -- remain the same. (Barring any newly discovered failures in logic, I hope my point does, too.)

But the new CBO analysis has something the old one didn't: a ranking of the multipliers on each kind of government spending in the stimulus bill. Government expenditures and transfers to the states and do the best, with multipliers between 2.5 and 1. The AMT patch and tax relief for businesses do the worst, with multipliers between .5 and 0. Good 'ol AMT patch. Charts after the jump.


multipliers.jpg


multiplier addition.jpg

Jump to comments
Presented by

Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. More

Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism, an economics blog that was recently published in book form by Simon and Schuster. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. He is also on Twitter.
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to a Seaside Town in Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where the Wild Things Go

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Adults Need Playtime Too

When was the last time you played your favorite childhood game?

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In