Liberating Supply-Fiscal Policy and Technological innovation in a Multicountry Model

Author/Editor:

Douglas Laxton ; Tamim Bayoumi ; David T. Coe

Publication Date:

June 1, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper examines how endogenizing technological progress in a multicountry macroeconometric model affects the analysis of fiscal policies. It uses an expanded version of the IMF’s multicountry model, MULTIMOD, in which total factor productivity (TFP) is endogenized as a function of domestic research and development (R&D) expenditures, R&D expenditures of trading partners, and trade. Compared with the standard version of the model with exogenous TFP, fiscal policies have much larger and long-lived effects on the domestic economy and on other countries.

Series:

Working Paper No. 98/95

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451851793/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0951998

Format:

Paper

Pages:

26

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