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Fiscal policy, distortionary taxation, and direct crowding out under monopolistic competition

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  • Heijdra , B.J.
  • Ligthart, J.E.

    (Tilburg University)

  • Ploeg, F. van der

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A simple macroeconomic model with monopolistic competition on the goods market is developed which displays Keynesian features. The model is used to study the effects of a rise in public spending on national income. The model extends the literature in two directions. First, the authors assume that the government balances its budget by employing distortionary income taxation. Second, they allow for direct crowding out since public consumption enters private utility in a nonseparable fashion. With upward sloping labor supply, an increase in public spending depresses national income, more so in the long run than in the short run. Copyright 1998 by Royal Economic Society.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University in its series Open Access publications from Tilburg University with number urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-376256.

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Date of creation: 1998
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Publication status: Published in Oxford Economic Papers (1998) v.50, p.79-88
Handle: RePEc:ner:tilbur:urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-376256

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  1. Hassan Molana & Catia Montagna, 1998. "Market Structure, Cost Asymmetries and Fiscal Policy Effectiveness," Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics 089, Economic Studies, University of Dundee.
  2. Hassan Molana & Junxi Zhang, 1999. "Market Structure and Fiscal Policy Effectiveness," Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics 104, Economic Studies, University of Dundee.
  3. Jim Malley & Hassan Molana, 2002. "Efficiency Wages, Unemployment and Macroeconomic Policy," Working Papers 2002_3, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
  4. Luis Carlos Corchón, 2010. "The Keynesian multiplier and the Pigou effect under substitution between private and public consumption," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(1), pages 829-836.
  5. Philippe Quirion & Meriem Hamdi-Cherif, 2007. "General equilibrium impact of an energy-saving policy in the public sector," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 38(2), pages 245-258, October.
  6. Pasquale Commendatore & Ingrid Kubin, 2009. "Dynamic effects of regulation and deregulation in goods and labour markets," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 61(3), pages 517-537, July.
  7. Emmanuelle Taugourdeau, 2002. "Imperfect Competition and Fiscal Policy Transmission in a Two-Country Economy," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 47-71, January.
  8. Costa, Luís F. & Dixon, Huw David, 2010. "Fiscal policy under imperfect competition: A survey," Economics Discussion Papers 2010-14, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  9. Lockwood, Ben, 2003. "Imperfect competition, the marginal cost of public funds and public goods supply," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 87(7-8), pages 1719-1746, August.
  10. Jim Malley & Hassan Molana, 2000. "Monopolistic Competition, Efficiency Wages and Perverse Effects of Demand Shock," Working Papers 2000_20, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow, revised Feb 2001.
  11. Ramón Torregrosa, 2008. "Macroeconomic effects of an indirect tax substitution," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 94(3), pages 199-221, September.
  12. Perendia, George & Tsoukis, Chris, 2012. "The Keynesian multiplier, news and fiscal policy rules in a DSGE model," Dynare Working Papers 25, CEPREMAP.
  13. Coto-Martinez, Javier, 2006. "Public capital and imperfect competition," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 90(1-2), pages 349-378, January.

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