Stabilization Policy in an Open Economy

Posted: 31 Jul 2002

See all articles by Torben M. Andersen

Torben M. Andersen

University of Aarhus - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Steinar Holden

University of Oslo - Department of Economics; Norges Bank; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Abstract

The scope for an active demand management policy is considered for a small open economy. Business cycle fluctuations generated either by supply or demand shocks are shown to imply welfare losses when agents are risk averse and the capital market imcomplete. Public demand for non-tradeables has real effects and there is a welfare case for pursuing a demand management policy which stabilizes consumption. It is argued that this type of stabilization can be attained via automatic stabilizers based on nominal budgeting rules.

Suggested Citation

Andersen, Torben M. and Holden, Steinar, Stabilization Policy in an Open Economy. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=313595

Torben M. Andersen (Contact Author)

University of Aarhus - Department of Economics ( email )

University Park
Building 322
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
+45 8 942 1609 (Phone)
+45 8 613 6334 (Fax)

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Steinar Holden

University of Oslo - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 1095 Blindern
N-0317 Oslo
Norway
+47 22 85 51 56 (Phone)
+47 22 85 50 35 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://folk.uio.no/~sholden/

Norges Bank ( email )

P.O. Box 1179
Oslo, N-0107
Norway

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.CESifo.de

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
860
PlumX Metrics