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Impacts of macroeconomic policies on the Mexican output

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  • Yu Hsing
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    This paper examines the potential effects of macroeconomic policies, stock market performance, exchange rate fluctuations, and other related variables on real GDP in Mexico. Extending the works by Arango and Nadiri (1981) and Bahmani-Oskooee and Ng (2002), and applying comparative-static analysis, possible effects of a change in the exchange rate or government debt on the equilibrium output are examined. All the variables have unit roots and are stationary in first difference. There is a long-run stable relationship between real GDP and the right-hand-side variables. The GARCH(p,q) (Engle 2001) model is applied to estimate regression parameters. Real GDP is positively associated with real M2, government deficit spending, stock prices, U.S. output, and world oil prices, and negatively affected by the government debt ratio, peso depreciation, and the expected inflation rate. Therefore, fiscal policy to incur more debt needs to be pursued with caution, and both net exports and money demand need to be considered in studying the impact of exchange rate fluctuations on output.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Global Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 85-94

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    DOI: 10.1080/12265080408449843
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