Market structure and fiscal policy effectiveness

Hassan Molana, Junxi Zhang

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    Abstract

    In a monopolistic competition macromodel with endogenous market structure, the fiscal multiplier is shown to consist of two components. One component depicts the response of output to a fiscal expansion through the conventional channels that disregard the role of market imperfections and a second one captures the effect of both firms’ market power and the policy induced change in the market structure. The latter effect – which is missing from the existing studies – is shown to be quite crucial in raising the fiscal multiplier even above unity, and also in improving consumers’ welfare when the labour market is competitive.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)147-164
    JournalScandinavian Journal of Economics
    Volume103
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

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    Policy effectiveness
    Fiscal policy
    Market structure
    Fiscal multiplier
    Market imperfections
    Monopolistic competition
    Fiscal
    Macro model
    Market power
    Consumer welfare
    Labour market
    Endogenous market structure

    Keywords

    • Imperfect competition
    • Monopoly power
    • Fiscal multiplier
    • Welfare

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    Market structure and fiscal policy effectiveness. / Molana, Hassan; Zhang, Junxi.

    In: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 103, No. 1, 03.2001, p. 147-164.

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