EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Fiscal policy and growth with complementarities and constraints on government

Florian Misch, Norman Gemmell () and Richard Kneller ()

No 11-018, ZEW Discussion Papers from ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Abstract: This paper considers the implications of complementarity in private production and constraints on government for optimal fiscal policy. Using an endogenous growth model with public finance, it derives three central results which modify findings in the literature under standard assumptions. First, it shows that optimal public spending composition and taxation are interrelated so that first- and second-best fiscal policies differ. Second, it shows that the growth-maximizing fiscal policy is affected by preference parameters. Third, it shows that with budget rigidities and informational limitations, knowledge about the optimal fiscal policy parameter values is not necessary for growth-enhancing fiscal policy adjustments.

Keywords: Imperfect Knowledge; Economic Growth; Productive Public Spending; Optimal Fiscal Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E62 H21 H50 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dge, nep-fdg, nep-mac and nep-pbe
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/44463/1/654050791.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:zbw:zewdip:11018

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in ZEW Discussion Papers from ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics ().

 
Page updated 2021-06-09
Handle: RePEc:zbw:zewdip:11018