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Balanced-Budget Rules and Indeterminacy of the Equilibrium Unemployment Rate

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  • Rocheteau, Guillaume

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This article examines a new case of indeterminacy of the equilibrium unemployment rate due to the financing of government expenditure. Under a balanced-budget rule, the existence of multiple equilibria is a generic property of the matching model of equilibrium unemployment, equilibria are Pareto-ranked, and endogenous cycles occur for some values of the parameters. Government can lead the economy to a high equilibrium by fixing the tax level and then matching its expenditure with its receipts. Copyright 1999 by Royal Economic Society.

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Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Oxford Economic Papers.

Volume (Year): 51 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 399-409

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Handle: RePEc:oup:oxecpp:v:51:y:1999:i:3:p:399-409

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  1. Xabier Raurich & Hector Sala & Valeri Sorolla, 2005. "Unemployment, growth and fiscal policy: new insights on the hysteresis hypothesis," Working Papers 0502, International Economics Institute, University of Valencia.
  2. Chang, Juin-jen & Shaw, Ming-fu & Lai, Ching-chong, 2007. "A "Managerial" trade union and economic growth," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 51(2), pages 365-384, February.
  3. Koskela, Erkki & Puhakka, Mikko, 2007. "Stability and Dynamics in an Overlapping Generations Economy with Flexible Wage Negotiations," IZA Discussion Papers 3246, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. L'Haridon, Olivier & Malherbet, Franck, 2006. "Employment Protection Reform in Search Economies," IZA Discussion Papers 2304, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Bruno Van Der Linden, 2003. "Unemployment Insurance and Training in an Equilibrium Matching Model with Heterogeneous Agents," Working Papers 2003-01, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique.
  6. Guillaume Rocheteau, 1999. "Can an Unemployment Insurance System Generate Multiple Natural Rates?," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 6(3), pages 379-387, August.
  7. L'Haridon, Olivier & Malherbet, Franck, 2002. "Unemployment Compensation Finance and Aggregate Employment Fluctuations," CEPR Discussion Papers 3614, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  8. James W. Boudreau, 2008. "Sequential Pre-Marital Investment Games: Implications for Unemployment," Working papers 2008-45, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
  9. Florian Baumann & Nikolai Stähler, 2006. "Financing Unemployment Benefits: Dismissal versus Employment Taxes," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 20(3), pages 433-451, 09.
  10. Ronald Bachmann, 2005. "Skill mismatch in equilibrium unemployment," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2005-034, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, revised Aug 2005.

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