Commodity Booms and Government Expenditure Responses

Author/Editor:

Sanjeev Gupta ; Kenneth M. Miranda

Publication Date:

May 1, 1991

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Summary:

This paper develops a model incorporating asymmetric government expenditure behavior in response to a windfall revenue gain occasioned by a transitory commodity boom. The model is used to illustrate the transitional dynamics of a stylized economy during the boom period and the nature of the macroeconomic disequilibria which emerge in the post-boom period. Country case studies of Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Kenya support the model’s predictions and the protracted nature of adjustment following the waning of the boom.

Series:

Working Paper No. 91/44

Subject:

Notes:

Includes country experiences for Kenya, Malaysia and Sri Lank.

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 1991

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451846362/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0441991

Format:

Paper

Pages:

44

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