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Capital mobility and the effectiveness of fiscal policy in open economies

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This paper uses a dynamic general equilibrium two-country optimizing 'new-open economy macroeconomics? model to analyze the consequences of international capital mobility for the effectiveness of fiscal policy. Conventional wisdom suggests that higher capital mobility diminishes the effectiveness of fiscal policy. The model laid out in this paper provides an example that a higher degree of capital mobility can also increase the effectiveness of fiscal policy. This tends to be the case if the stance of monetary policy can be described by means of a simple monetary policy rule.
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  • Pierdzioch, Christian, 2004. "Capital mobility and the effectiveness of fiscal policy in open economies," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 465-479, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:26:y:2004:i:3:p:465-479
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    1. Koenig, Gilbert & Zeyneloglu, Irem, 2010. "When does financial integration matter for fiscal policy in a currency union? A welfare-based approach," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 620-630, May.
    2. Mirdala, Rajmund & Svrčeková, Aneta & Semančíková, Jozefína, 2015. "On the Relationship between Financial Integration, Financial Liberalization and Macroeconomic Volatility," MPRA Paper 66143, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Marco Riguzzi & Philipp Wegmueller, 2015. "Economic Openness and Fiscal Multipliers," Diskussionsschriften dp1504, Universitaet Bern, Departement Volkswirtschaft.
    4. Ganelli, Giovanni & Tervala, Juha, 2010. "Public infrastructures, public consumption, and welfare in a new-open-economy-macro model," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 827-837, September.
    5. Alper Çenesiz, M. & Pierdzioch, Christian, 2009. "Efficiency wages, financial market integration, and the fiscal multiplier," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(5), pages 853-867, September.
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    7. M. Alper Çenesiz & Christian Pierdzioch, 2009. "Labor-Market Search, Financial Market Integration, and the Fiscal Multiplier," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 17(5), pages 986-1000, November.

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    JEL classification:

    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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