Endogenous Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies
AbstractWe analyze the effects of simple stylized economic policy rules, or stabilization principles, when fluctuations in economic activity are created endogenously by self_fulfilling volatile expectations. We study a simple monetary competitive model with intertemporally optimizing agents and a government. We only depart from neoclassical orthodoxy by assuming that a cycle or a sunspot equilibrium, not necessarily a steady state, could be the descriptive dynamic rational expectations equilibrium. The government may then well out of welfare concerns want to conduct systematic stabilization policy through transfers, expenditure, and taxation even though this has distortionary effects. We show that the policy rules that stabilize output in a way that is best for welfare involve countercyclical elements in government activity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Carleton - School of Public Administration in its series Papers with number 00-06.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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BUSINESS CYCLES ; FINANCIAL POLICY;
Other versions of this item:
- Marta Aloi & Hans Jorgen Jacobsen & Teresa Lloyd-Braga, 1998. "Endogenous Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies," Discussion Papers 00-06, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics, revised Mar 2000.
- Marta Aloi & Hans Jorgen Jacobsen & Teresa Lloyd Braga, 1998. "Endogenous business cycles and stabilization policies," Economics Working Papers 476, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised Jun 2000.
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy
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