How does uncertainty about future fiscal policy affect current macroeconomic variables?
UNSPECIFIED (1998) How does uncertainty about future fiscal policy affect current macroeconomic variables? SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, 100 (2). pp. 473-494. ISSN 0347-0520Full text not available from this repository.
A dynamic stochastic general equilibrium macromodel is constructed, based on infinitely lived, dynamically optimising households with labour market monopoly power. Randomness in future government spending causes randomness in the future output and price levels, both when the money wage is flexible and when it is set one period in advance. We show that, through three different mechanisms, rational anticipation of this depresses current aggregate demand. If the wage is preset, it thereby also depresses current output. Such fiscal uncertainty is suggested as one possible explanation for the faltering of the economic recovery in Europe in 1995 and 1996.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 473-494|
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