IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Intertemporale Output- und Beschäftigungseffekte angebotsorientierter Politikmaßnahmen in einer Währungsunion / Short- and Long-run Effects of Supply Side Policies within a Currency Union

  • Wohltmann Hans-Wemer
  • Bulthaupt Frank

    (Institut für Theoretische Volkswirtschaftslehre der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 1, D-24118 Kiel)

The paper analyses the short-, intermediate- and long-run effects of anticipated supply side policies within a two-country model of a currency union that is characterized by perfect foresight dynamics, saddle-point stability and the incorporation of intermediate goods imports. We show that both a reduction of labor extra-costs and a revenue neutral cut in the employers’ contribution to the social security has indeterminate short-run effects resulting from an ambiguous exchange-rate jump in the announcement interval. However, the policies achieve in the long-run an unambiguous rise in aggregate output and employment. The employment increase is stronger than the output expansion due to a decline in the producers’ real wage rate and a rise in the real factor price of the intermediate goods imports. Our results display positive long-run output and employment effects as well, if the employers’ and the employees’ contributions to the social security are reduced simultaneously and the revenue loss is compensated by an under-proportional rise of the VAT-rate. Unilateral supply side policies have ambiguous spillover effects in the second member country of the union.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: For access to full text, subscription to the journal or payment for the individual article is required.

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik).

Volume (Year): 218 (1999)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (February)
Pages: 1-22

in new window

Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:218:y:1999:i:1-2:p:1-22
Contact details of provider: Web page:

Order Information: Web:

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:218:y:1999:i:1-2:p:1-22. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peter Golla)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.