Journal Article

No. 2011-3 | February 01, 2011
Fiscal Policy under Imperfect Competition with Flexible Prices: An Overview and Survey PDF Icon
(Published as Survey and Overview)

Abstract

This paper surveys the link between imperfect competition and the effects of fiscal policy on output, employment and welfare. We examine static and dynamic models, with and without entry under a variety of assumptions using a common analytical framework. We find that in general there is a robust relationship between the fiscal multiplier and welfare, the tantalizing possibility of Pareto improving fiscal policy is much more elusive. In general, the mechanisms are supply side, and so welfare improving policy, whilst possible, is not a general result.

JEL Classification

E62

Citation

Luís F. Costa and Huw David Dixon (2011). Fiscal Policy under Imperfect Competition with Flexible Prices: An Overview and Survey. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 5 (2011-3): 1—57. http://dx.doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2011-3

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