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Sectoral Composition of Government Spending and Macroeconomic (In)stability

  • Jang-Ting Guo

    ()

    (Department of Economics, University of California Riverside)

  • Juin-Jen Chang

    ()

    (Academia Sinica)

  • Jhy-Yuan Shieh

    ()

    (Soochow University)

  • Wei-Neng Wang

    ()

    (Soochow University)

This paper examines the quantitative interrelations between sectoral composition of public spending and equilibrium (in)determinacy in a two-sector real business cycle model with positive productive externalities in investment. When government purchases of consumption and investment goods are set as constant fractions of their respective sectoral output, we show that the public-consumption share plays no role in the model's local dynamics, and that a sufficiently high public-investment share can stabilize the economy against endogenous belief-driven cyclical aÌ uctuations. When each type of government spending is postulated as a constant proportion of the economyiÌ s total output, we find that there exists a trade-o§ between public consumption versus investment expenditures to yield saddle-path stability and equilibrium uniqueness.

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Paper provided by University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 201305.

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