Reply to “A Replication of “Meta-analysis of the Effect of Fiscal Policies on Long-run Growth” (European Journal of Political Economy 2004)”

Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot*

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Abstract

In this reply, we comment on Reed and Sidek’s replication of Nijkamp and Poot. We note that Nijkamp and Poot’s conclusions are robust to, first, trimming their sample of primary studies to improve comparability across studies and, second, greatly expanding the number of observations for meta-analysis by including multiple estimates from each of the trimmed sample of primary studies. We argue that future meta-analyses of this empirical literature would benefit from a narrower focus on specific fiscal policies and from considering institutions and cultural–attitudinal contexts within which primary studies are conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-412
Number of pages7
JournalPublic Finance Review
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • culture
  • fiscal policy
  • institutions
  • meta-analysis
  • robustness

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