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Conjectural variations, symmetric equilibria and economic policy

Ludovic Julien

Economic Modelling, 2009, vol. 26, issue 5, 1115-1120

Abstract: In this paper, we consider conjectural variations in a simple static general equilibrium model under oligopolistic competition. The modeling of conjectures captures the role played by beliefs in a micro-founded model. So, the economy may have three kinds of symmetric general equilibria. Furthermore, these equilibria can be Pareto-ranked by the conjectural variation parameter. Finally, we consider the implementation of a tax on the strategic behaviors in case of balanced-budget rule. The comparative statics illustrates the idea according to which the effectiveness of the multiplier mechanism to mitigate the market distortions depends on the symmetric equilibrium considered. Therefore, the effect of the tax on the prices and economic activity depends on the degree of market power which is conjectured by the agents.

Keywords: Strategic; interactions; The; multiplier; Tax; policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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