Endogenous business cycles and stabilization policies
AbstractThe paper reports results on the effects of stylized stabilization policies on endogenously created fluctuations. A simple monetary model with intertemporally optimizing agents is considered. Fluctuations in output may occur due to fluctuations in labor supply which are again caused by volatile expectations which are ``self fulfilling'', i.e. correct given the model. It turns out that stabilization policies that are sufficiently countercyclical in the sense that government spending (on transfers or demand) depends sufficiently strongly negatively on GNP-increases can stabilize the economy at a monetary steady state for an arbitrarily low degree of distortion of that steady state. Such stabilization has unambiguously good welfare effects and can be achieved without features such as positive lump sum taxation or negative income taxation as part of the stabilization policy.
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Endogenous business cycles; stabilization policy;
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- 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.
- Aloi, M. & Jorgen, H. & Lloyd-Braga, T., 2000. "Endogenous Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies," Papers 00-06, Carleton - School of Public Administration.
- 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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