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Indeterminancy and Government Spending in a Two-Sector Model of Endogenous Growth

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  • Xavier Raurich

    (Universitat de Girona)

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This paper analyzes the dynamic behaviour of a two-sector model of endogenous growth with unproductive government spending. In this model, we prove that the subspace of the parameter space where the equilibrium exhibits indeterminacy is larger, the large the fraction of government revenues devoted to government expenditures is, the more patient consumers are, and the more consumers are willing to substitute consumption intertemporally. Our analysis shows that, with the introduction of unproductive government spending, indterminancy becomes a plausible property of the dynamic equilibium in a two-sector growth moel with factor taxes as the only market imperfection. We also show that, when the fraction of government revenues devoted to government expenditures is large, plausible fiscal policies may cause the equilibrium to exhibit indeterminacy. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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  • Xavier Raurich, 2001. "Indeterminancy and Government Spending in a Two-Sector Model of Endogenous Growth," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 4(1), pages 210-229, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:issued:v:4:y:2001:i:1:p:210-229
    DOI: 10.1006/redy.2000.0110
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    Keywords

    indeterminacy; government spending; two-sector model; endogenous growth;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household

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