Capital mobility, public spending externalities and growth

Calin Arcalean

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Resum

I present a two-country dynamic model where (i) in each country public spending increases firm entry and (ii) capital is internationally mobile. I show that the difference between the aggregate output elasticity with respect to public spending and its firm level counterpart creates a positive cross-border externality in public spending. In contrast with the literature on cross-border spillovers, this externality arises only under fiscal competition between countries and may therefore lead to higher growth rates under strategic policies relative to coordination.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)22-28
Nombre de pàgines7
RevistaEconomics Bulletin
Volum36
Número1
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 2016
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