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International Effects of Government Expenditure in Interdependent Economies

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  • Marcelo Bianconi
  • Stephen J. Turnovsky

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A dynamic analysis of the international transmission of government expenditure shocks under alternative methods of finance is presented. The benchmark case of lump-sum tax financing yields an expansion in both the short-run and the long-run levels of domestic activity, while crowding out domestic consumption. Activity abroad declines in the short run and, while it is stimulated during the transition, long-run activity abroad also declines. With capital income tax financing, the accompanying distortion outweighs the direct expenditure effects, so that all these responses are reversed. Financing with a tax on labor produces ambiguous responses. The welfare implications of these policies are also examined.

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  • Marcelo Bianconi & Stephen J. Turnovsky, 1997. "International Effects of Government Expenditure in Interdependent Economies," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 30(1), pages 57-84, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:30:y:1997:i:1:p:57-84
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    8. Faik Koray & K. Peren Arin, 2006. "International Transmission of Fiscal Shocks: An Empirical Investigation," Departmental Working Papers 2006-03, Department of Economics, Louisiana State University.
    9. Delphine Béraud, 2002. "Transmission internationale des politiques budgétaires et imparfaite mobilité du capital," Recherches économiques de Louvain, De Boeck Université, vol. 68(3), pages 287-311.
    10. Holger Strulik, 2002. "Fiscal Policy Reforms in a Global Economy," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 9(1), pages 73-91, January.

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