International macroeconomic dynamics by Stephen J. Turnovsky

By Stephen J. Turnovsky

For a very long time, the research of macroeconomics has centred nearly completely on a closed economic climate and downplayed the function of overseas transactions. at the present time, although, researchers realize that one can't totally comprehend family macroeconomic relationships with no contemplating the worldwide economic system in which each one nation operates. more and more, economists are treating overseas transactions as an essential component of the macroeconomic approach, and overseas macroeconomics has turn into a space of extensive examine task. foreign Macroeconomic Dynamics presents huge purposes of significant macroeconomic dynamic versions to the foreign economic climate. It adopts the most modern macroeconomic framework, the consultant agent version, and develops a chain of types of accelerating complexity. the writer considers either small and big economies and analyzes them in either deterministic and stochastic contexts. The emphasis is particularly a lot at the improvement of the analytical versions; a unique function is the wide use of continuous-time stochastic tools. whereas the writer applies the versions to a number of vital coverage concerns, fairly problems with financial coverage, the reader is invited to view the analyses as blueprints for different functions.

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13e). To establish the trade-off, it is convenient to assume that utility is additively separable in m when under lump-sum taxation, the Friedman full liquidity rule, φ = -(i* - q), is obtained. 13) for v3 and v4, we find 35 36 where Under mild restrictions Ω < 0, in which case v3 < 0 and v4 < 0. 13) together imply which, given the signs of v3, v4, Uc, and Umm, implies φ > -(i* - q). In other words, the optimal rate of monetary growth (contraction) falls short of the Friedman full liquidity rule φ =-(i*- q).

In the process of achieving this balance, only partial adjustment to the Friedman rule is achieved. This conclusion is essentially an extension of the Phelps result to a small open economy. 4 Optimal Monetary-Fiscal Package Until now we have assumed that government expenditure remains fixed. We now consider the situation where the government chooses its optimal expenditure level, g, in conjunction with the monetary growth rate, φ. 17g). 18b). 17d), this can be written in the equivalent form In essence, this condition equates the marginal utility of government expenditure to an adjusted marginal utility of private consumption.

16b), which together yield The second equation implies two possibilities. 13c) imply Uc = Ul = Um = 0, yielding constant optimal values of , , and . 13e). Thus consider instead v3 = 0. 17g) determine the optimal values for c, l, m, vl, and v2. 17f) determines the lump-sum tax, T, necessary to sustain the equilibrium. The expression for the optimal rate of monetary growth contained in the solution is virtually identical to that derived by Turnovsky and Brock (1980) for a closed economy. 17d) for vl and v2 yields  < previous page < previous page page_32 page_33 next page > next page > Page 33 where Given the concavity of U in c and l, and that of F in l, a sufficient condition for ∆ < 0 is that Ucl < 0; that is, the marginal utility of consumption must increase with leisure (decline with work effort).

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