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Volume 21, Issue 2


Macroeconomic (in)stability and endogenous market structure with productive government expenditure

Cheng-Wei Chang
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Published Online: 2016-07-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/snde-2016-0002


We consider the congestion effect of productive government spending in a monopolistic competition model with endogenous entry, and analyze the possibility of local indeterminacy. Some main findings emerge from the analysis. First, the indeterminacy condition is independent of the monopoly power. Second, productive government expenditure can be a source of local indeterminacy, while a higher degree of public goods congestion lessens the beneficial effect of productive government expenditure, and therefore reduces the possibility of indeterminacy. Third, a higher degree of internal returns to scale is associated with a lower possibility for the emergence of indeterminacy when production externalities are present.

Keywords: congestion; endogenous market structure; internal returns to scale; local indeterminacy; productive government expenditure

JEL Classification: E30; E32


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Citation Information: Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, Volume 21, Issue 2, 20160002, ISSN (Online) 1558-3708, ISSN (Print) 1081-1826, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/snde-2016-0002.

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