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The New Open Economy Macroeconomics of Government Debt

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  • Giovanni Ganelli

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In this paper we introduce an overlapping generations structure of the Blanchard type in a New Open Economy macroeconomics model. This allows us to study a wider range of fiscal shocks compared to the traditional Mundell-Fleming and to the baseline Redux models. One important policy implication of our model is that the tax cut implemented in the US in 2001 might have contributed to the appreciation of hte Dollar vis-a-vis the Euro. In contrast, the imposition of fiscal constraint such as the "Golden Rule" proposed by the UK government can have opposite exchange rate effects.

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Paper provided by Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics in its series Trinity Economics Papers with number 200214.

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