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Fiscal policy under deflationary gap and long-run stagnation: Reinterpretation of Keynesian multipliers

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  • Murota, Ryu-ichiro
  • Ono, Yoshiyasu

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We develop a Keynesian cross analysis with a dynamic optimization setting that explains long-run stagnation caused by aggregate demand deficiency. We show that an increase in government purchases boosts GDP through a multiplier process, but the implication is quite different from the conventional Keynesian one. It works not through an increase in disposable income but through moderation of deflation. Thus, countries that have lapsed into long-run stagnation should expand government spending that directly creates employment in order to reduce the deflationary gap.

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  • Murota, Ryu-ichiro & Ono, Yoshiyasu, 2015. "Fiscal policy under deflationary gap and long-run stagnation: Reinterpretation of Keynesian multipliers," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 596-603.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:51:y:2015:i:c:p:596-603
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2015.08.032
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    1. Ryu‐ichiro Murota, 2018. "Aggregate demand deficiency, labor unions, and long‐run stagnation," Metroeconomica, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 69(4), pages 868-888, November.
    2. Ken-ichi Hashimoto & Yoshiyasu Ono, 2019. "A simple aggregate demand analysis with dynamic optimization in a small open economy," ISER Discussion Paper 1061, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
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