Costa, Luís and Palma, Nuno (2006): Comment on "Productive Public Expenditure and Imperfect Competition with Endogenous Price Markup".
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In this note we show that the claim from Chen et al (2005) that their model generates an endogenous markup is incorrect. This is not only a nomenclature issue: using the �fixed markup which we show to be the only one consistent with the structure of the model implies the main conclusions in that paper do not hold. In particular, government expenditure in infrastructure cannot affect the business cycle in this model by deliberately changing the market structure of the economy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Costa: Department of Economics, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon. Palma: Department of Economics, London School of Economics|
|Original Title:||Comment on "Productive Public Expenditure and Imperfect Competition with Endogenous Price Markup"|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H54 - Infrastructures; Other Public Investment and Capital Stock
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E1 - General Aggregative Models > E10 - General
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
|Depositing User:||Nuno Palma|
|Date Deposited:||04. Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 12:38|
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