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Capital Mobility and the Effectiveness of Fiscal Policy in Open Economies

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  • Christian Pierdzioch

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This paper uses a dynamic general equilibrium two-country optimizing ‘new-open economy macroeconomics’ model to analyze the consequences of international capital mobility for the effectiveness of fiscal policy. Conventional wisdom suggests that higher capital mobility diminishes the effectiveness of fiscal policy. The model laid out in this paper provides an example that a higher degree of capital mobility can also increase the effectiveness of fiscal policy. This tends to be the case if the stance of monetary policy can be described by means of a simple monetary policy rule.

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1164.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: May 2003
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1164

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Keywords: Fiscal policy; Capital mobility; Financial market integration; Monetary Policy;

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Cited by:
  1. Ganelli, Giovanni & Tervala, Juha, 2010. "Public infrastructures, public consumption, and welfare in a new-open-economy-macro model," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 827-837, September.
  2. Alper Çenesiz, M. & Pierdzioch, Christian, 2009. "Efficiency wages, financial market integration, and the fiscal multiplier," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(5), pages 853-867, September.
  3. Koenig, Gilbert & Zeyneloglu, Irem, 2010. "When does financial integration matter for fiscal policy in a currency union? A welfare-based approach," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 620-630, May.

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