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Are State Governments Roadblocks to Federal Stimulus? Evidence from Highway Grants in the 2009 Recovery Act

From Sylvain Leduc and Dan Wilson: We examine how state governments adjusted spending in response to the large temporary increase in federal grants under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). We concentrate our analysis on ARRA highway grants, which … Continue reading

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Christy Romer on the Effectiveness of the Recovery Act

The most successful of these studies focus on the variation in Recovery Act spending across states. Some of this variation resulted from differences in the recession’s severity. For example, there was much more spending on unemployment insurance in Michigan than … Continue reading

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