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Macroeconomic policy and the role of the state in a changing world

Nicholas Herbert Stern

Macroeconomic policy and the role of the state in a changing world

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Published by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementNicholas Stern.
SeriesWorking paper / European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 0969-8906 ;, no. 19, Working paper (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) ;, no. 19.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 99/03225 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p. ;
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL63039M
LC Control Number99159684

Thus a bribe to an official who is allocating, say, foreign exchange or credit in short supply can be seen as a market payment for ensuring that resources go to the party most likely to use them efficiently the one who can pay the highest bribe. NIE attempts to extend economics by focusing on social and legal norms and rules that underlie economic activity. The Bank is unaware of any country that does not have rules against corruption, although not all countries have all the rules that may be necessary. Imbalances such as fiscal and current account deficits or surpluses are perfectly compatible with economic stability provided that they can be financed in a sustainable manner. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies Monetary and exchange rate policies can affect the poor primarily through three channels: inflation, output, and the real exchange rate.

Microeconomics What Is Macroeconomics? Macroeconomics deals with the performance, structure, and behavior of the entire economy, in contrast to microeconomicswhich is more focused on the choices made by individual actors in the economy like people, households, industries, etc. Macroeconomic Instability Hurts the Poor In addition to low and sometimes even negative growth rates, other aspects of macroeconomic instability can place a heavy burden on the poor. As the term implies, macroeconomics looks at the overall, big-picture scenario of the economy. In the extreme case state institutions may be infiltrated by criminal elements and turned into instruments of individual enrichment.

There is a strong case, for instance, for allowing higher grants to translate into higher spending and deficits, to the extent that those grants can reasonably be expected to continue in the future, and provided that the resources can be used effectively. Macroeconomics deals with the performance, structure, and behavior of the entire economy, in contrast to microeconomicswhich is more focused on the choices made by individual actors in the economy like people, households, industries, etc. For example, the adoption of a fixed exchange rate regime involves a commitment to exchange domestic currency for foreign currencies at a predefined rate. State, market and institutions in the era of globalization since s In the first half of the s, a need was felt for fundamental institutional changes to successfully implement the adjustment strategy followed by developing countries. Keynesian economists also believe that there are certain rigidities in the system, particularly sticky prices and prices, that prevent the proper clearing of supply and demand.


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Macroeconomic policy and the role of the state in a changing world book

No magic bullet can guarantee increased rates of private sector investment. Martin's Press, ; P. While useful in highlighting the broad economic effects of institutional deficiency, much of the literature has been unable to separate the effect of corruption from other dimensions of government quality.

Some of these laws are a colonial inheritance, some have been adapted from countries with a similar legal tradition, and some are additions to existing laws for example, providing for special anticorruption commissions and other watchdog bodies.

The underlying economic principles of a government will say much about how that government will approach taxation, regulation, government spending, and similar policies. Pumping money into the economy by decreasing taxation and increasing government spending is also known as " pump priming.

What policies can help meet this objective? During the initial period, State had a larger role to play in economic development. Countries such as Colombia, Chile, and Botswana have tried variants of this strategy, with benefits not just for overall macroeconomic management, but also for protecting the poor during adverse shocks, since saved funds during good times can be applied to financing of safety nets during crisis.

See Chu and Gupta The New Classical school emphasizes the importance of microeconomics and models based on that behavior. Attempting to sustain aggregate demand through unsustainable policies will almost certainly aggravate the long-run cost of a shock, and could even fail in the short run to the extent that it undermines confidence.

Instead, monetary policy—controlling the nation's money supply through such devices as interest rates—assumed a growing involvement. How do we define corruption? The chapter in question is a good summary of the practical difficulties of connecting grass-roots signals, incentives, and constraints to national policy reforms, and ensuring that the desired consequences of reform measures are actually realized.

Ultimately, this question has to be answered on a case-by-case basis. And special anticorruption bodies may have been turned into partisan instruments whose real purpose is not to detect fraud and corruption but to harass political opponents. Finally, while issues regarding the composition of growth also go beyond strict macroeconomics, several general policy observations can be made.

These actors interact with each other according to the laws of supply and demand for resources, using money and interest rates as pricing mechanisms for coordination. Bribes can influence the allocation of government benefits, whether monetary benefits such as subsidies to enterprises or individuals or access to pensions or unemployment insurance or in-kind benefits such as access to certain schools, medical care, or stakes in enterprises being privatized.

One equilibrium is a society relatively free from corruption; the other is one in which corruption is widespread and systemic. This limits what the Bank can do to help outside the framework of its projects.

Removing Market Distortions and Distortive Policies In addition to pursuing favorable economic policies and putting in place appropriate social safety nets, there are specific structural reforms that governments can undertake to insulate the poor from the adverse consequences of shocks.

The specific mix of measures will depend on the particular characteristics of the poor and their vulnerability to shocks and should be well-targeted and designed in most cases to provide temporary support.

Of course, the possible negative effects of such a policy, in the long run, could be a sluggish economy and high unemployment levels. The first step will be to provide a full costing of the envisaged poverty reduction strategy. Most of the contributors were associated with either the World Bank or the University of Oxford when the work was done, with just a couple of U.

The third edition contains several brand-new cases and media articles that are carefully positioned to relate explicitly to theory, and to look ahead to and preempt global macro situations and polices in the years to come. Policy-making in developing countries after the Second World War until the early s was dominated by protectionism and interventionism.

In practice this trade-off may not be significant, however. The VAT should cover agricultural products and inputs, subject to the threshold, which will exclude small farmers.The main policy instruments available to meet macroeconomic objectives are.

Monetary policy –changes to interest rates, the supply of money and credit and also changes to the value of the exchange rate; Fiscal policy – changes to government taxation, government spending and borrowing; Supply-side policies designed to make markets work more.

Dr. Langdana's areas of specialization include monetary and fiscal theory and international trade and global macroeconomic policy. His research deals with macroeconomic experimentation and the role of stabilization policy in an expectations-driven economy.

He has published several articles as well as five books in this atlasbowling.com: Springer International Publishing. New Keynesian ideas guide macroeconomic policy; they are the basis for the model of aggregate demand and aggregate supply with which we have been working. To see how the new Keynesian school has come to dominate macroeconomic policy, we shall review the major macroeconomic events and policies of the s, s, and early s.

The Links Between Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction: Growth Matters Since the emphasis of this pamphlet is on the role of macroeconomic policy in supporting a country’s poverty reduction strategy, the discussion of macroeconomic policies in this section focuses on countries that have broadly achieved macroeconomic stability.

Introduction. As originally envisaged, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had three functions. It was an adjustment agency providing advice on balance of payments policy, a financing agency providing short-term liquidity to countries encountering balance of payments problems and finally an agent for managing the Bretton Woods international monetary system, which was based on an adjustable Cited by: 2.

This chapter explores how economic nationalism in Japan has changed in the last 30 years and where it might be heading in the future.

State, Market and Institutions: Changing Roles and Relationships in Economic Development Since 1950

It looks at state intervention, which Japan has perfected by deftly combining state action with large private corporations. However, prolonged stagnation since the late s condemned this approach and replaced it with neoliberal policies.