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Can Fiscal Policy Improve Welfare in a Small Dependent Economy with Feedback Effects


  • Costa, Luis F


I develop an intertemporal general equilibrium two-sector model for a small dependent economy. Firms in the non-tradable-good sector are assumed to be large, both at the industry and the economy levels, and to compete over quantities. The exchange rate is fixed and financial capital is perfectly mobile. I study the effects of government purchases of goods on the macroeconomic short- and long-run equilibria when entry is possible. Sufficient conditions for welfare improvement are also derived. Copyright 2001 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd and The Victoria University of Manchester

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  • Costa, Luis F, 2001. "Can Fiscal Policy Improve Welfare in a Small Dependent Economy with Feedback Effects," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 69(4), pages 418-439, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:69:y:2001:i:4:p:418-39

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    1. Luis F Costa & Huw D Dixon, "undated". "A Simple Business-Cycle Model with Schumpeterian Features," Discussion Papers 05/30, Department of Economics, University of York.
    2. Luís F. Costa & Huw Dixon, 2009. "Fiscal Policy under Imperfect Competition: A Survey," Working Papers Department of Economics 2009/25, ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Universidade de Lisboa.
    3. Luis F. Costa, "undated". "Multipliers and Capital: What is the role of Imperfect Competition?," Discussion Papers 99/14, Department of Economics, University of York.
    4. Brito, Paulo B. & Costa, Luís F. & Dixon, Huw, 2013. "Non-smooth dynamics and multiple equilibria in a Cournot–Ramsey model with endogenous markups," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 37(11), pages 2287-2306.
    5. Luis F. Costa, 2000. "Multipliers and Imperfect Competition: What is the role of Capital Depreciation," Working Papers Department of Economics 2000/03, ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Universidade de Lisboa.

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