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Macroeconomic policy in a small open-economy under flexible exchange-rates with bond financing of government deficits
Murray, S
This paper presents a dynamic macroeconomic model of a small open economy (SOE) under flexible exchange rates in which the government offsets its budget imbalances by sales or purchases of its own bonds, the dynamics arising from a stock-adjustment approach to capital movements and from the government's budget constraint. Stability conditions and the medium-run policy multipliers are derived. It is shown that government spending has no effect on income in the medium run but raises income in the short run. Thus, a government wishing to raise income permanently by fiscal policy must absorb an ever-increasing share of output. Monetary policy raises output in the medium run. It is shown that bond financing of government deficits is inherently destabilising in an SOE, producing at best a quasi-steady-state in which the aggregate assets stocks are constant but the composition of the bond stock is changing secularly.
Keyword(s): Economics; Sociology
Publication Date:
1980
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): S Murray, 'Macroeconomic policy in a small open-economy under flexible exchange-rates with bond financing of government deficits', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol.11 (Issue 3), 1980, 1980, pp237-256
Publisher(s): Economic & Social Studies
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