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L'impact du déficit public sur la vitesse de convergence des économies européennes


  • Isabelle Cadoret
  • Christophe Tavera


[eng] The Impact of Government Deficits on European Economic Convergence Rates by Isabelle Cadoret and Christophe Tavera . This paper is a theoretical and empirical examination of the consequences of the government deficit criterion contained in the Maastricht Treaty on economic convergence rates in Europe. We use a Solow growth model that explicitly accounts for government deficits. Theoretical analysis shows a multiplicity of equilibria, as well as bifurcation equilibria. A simulation using the model shows that application of the government deficit criterion leads to more rapid and more uniform convergence rates in European countries. [fre] Une note sur l'impact du déficit public sur la vitesse de convergence des économies européennes . par Isabelle Cadoret et Christophe Tavera . L'objectif de ce papier est d'examiner à la fois théoriquement et empiriquement les conséquences du critère de déficit public du Traité de Maastricht sur la vitesse de convergence des économies européennes. Nous retenons un modèle de croissance à la Solow dans lequel le déficit public est explicitement pris en compte. L'analyse théorique fait apparaître une multiplicité d'équilibres ainsi que des équilibres de bifurcation. Une simulation du modèle révèle que l'application du critère de déficit public aboutit à une augmentation et à une homogénéisation des vitesses de convergence des pays européens.

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  • Isabelle Cadoret & Christophe Tavera, 1998. "L'impact du déficit public sur la vitesse de convergence des économies européennes," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 132(1), pages 37-48.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:ecoprv:ecop_0249-4744_1998_num_132_1_5896
    Note: DOI:10.3406/ecop.1998.5896

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