Ghassan, Hassan B. (): Test de l’équivalence Ricardienne par la Modélisation SVAR. Published in: Revue de l’Institut National de. Emmanuel Thibault, “L’Equivalence Ricardienne dans les Modèles de Croissance avec Accumulation du Capital”, Revue d’Économie Politique, vol. , hypotheses of rational expectations and Ricardian equivalence can not be anticipations rationnelles et de l’equivalence ricardienne n’est pas rejetee par les .

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However, Ricardo himself was skeptical of this equivalence. In a response to the comments of Feldstein and Buchanan, Barro recognized that uncertainty may play a role in affecting individual behaviour with respect to government finance. Our purpose is to find out whether consumption in sensitivity is best approximated by a Ricardian regime, where fiscal policy is inefficient in steering demand or, instead, by a Keynesian regime, where fiscal policy plays a dominant role.

The Ricardian approach to budget deficits. The Journal of Economic Perspectives.

It may be claimed that the arguments of the disutility function debt and taxes are chosen by the government rather than by consumers and hence it is the behaviour that is tested However an implicit assertion in the process of integrating pri vate and public sectors is that it is preferences as revealed in the normal poli tical voting process which finally dictate the combination of current and future taxes to be collected by the political party in power Thus forward looking consumers sup posedly have sufficient control over both the level of government outlays and the finan cing means via their voting behaviour In Ricardian setup the meaning of is that position cannot be improved by debt-financed tax cuts which signal increases in future taxes as such increases are discounted for in the process of determining current spending levels Given that the present analysis revolves around the question of the Equivalencw acceptability the mar ginal condition may be considered as good working hypothesis.

A more articulated view of how to explain the differing consumer patterns in countries with varying levels of indebtedness may be found in the so-called debt-illusion hypothesis: Runkle, David E, You can help correct errors and omissions.

Consumer behaviour in debt-ridden countries contrasts sharply with that in solvent countries. This is so because the main interest focuses on the implications of a policy, under which fiscal authorities cut taxes and issue bonds of equal value in the first period, while raising taxes in the second eqiuvalence to repay the debt. Buchanan also criticized Barro’s euivalence, noting that “[t]his is an age-old question in public finance theory”, one already mooted by Ricardo and elaborated upon by de Viti.


It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are ricaardienne about. The ratio of consumption to GNP was The interpretation given in the present text is that individuals in solvent coun. Rational forward-looking individuals save the additional disposable income, anticipating that the accumulating public debt will be financed by future tax increases2.

All variables are expressed in real per capita units and are measured in constant dollars1. In other words, Ricardian equivalence does not mean that any countercyclical efforts will fail, but outlines the necessary conditions for that failure and, naturally, for success at the same time. With the present construction form for the first discriminant function, the corresponding discriminant scores must show up with large negative values for the debt-ridden countries and with positive values for the solvent countries.

This happens because households tend to internalize the public sector’s policy reaction function in periods, in which fiscal ‘healthiness’ is questioned by the government and in the press.

The Theory of New Classical Macroeconomics. In recent years, a substantial amount of work has been carried out on the effects of debt-financed tax cuts on consumption. The primary accomplishment of this paper was the empirical investigation of the debt neutrality hypothesis in a pooled cross-section, time-series macro-theoretic model.

The solution of 8 in terms of C provides an approximation to the Euler equation for consumption. Retrieved from ” https: If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the “citations” tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Therefore, substantial modifications are required in both the definition and the particular form of the utility function, employed by previous studies on the equivalence of tax and debt.

Testing the Debt-Illusion Hypothesis – Persée

Similarly, tax levies were found with positive and significant coefficients in debt-ridden high-and low-income countries expectations includedwith negative and significant coefficients in solvent, high- income countries without expectationsas well as in solvent, low-income and overindebted, high-income countries with expectationswhereas no ricarrienne relationships were detected in the other groups.

We avoid imposing formal short run and long run constraints, because this may ricardisnne the compensation rate and bias the estimation of structural multipliers.

In such a framework, the equivalence proposition is tested in terms of the sign and magnitude of the parameter estimates of certain key explanatory variables1. According to the hypothesis, taxpayers will anticipate that they will have to pay higher taxes in future.

Basil Dalamagas traint has important repercussions on private savings. For more details see McMillin This is exactly the line of reasoning to be taken in the present paper. In particular, the equivalence theorem is compared critically to the traditional position ooof visualizing the effects of tax increases on private consumption as completely different from those of bond issuance, at a given level of government expenditure. A conceptual explanation for the additional classification according to per capita income may be given by the significant portion of the population in developing countries that is possibly affected by liquidity constraints.


Some methodological issues Knowledge obtained from testing the effects on consumption of varying degrees of public indebtedness for a single country or for a ricardkenne number of countries cannot be as much reliable as information which can be secured from observing consumer behaviour in a large sample of countries. On the contrary, consumers in debt-ridden countries do not appear to suffer from debt illusion: Thus, the representative household is assumed to have a stationary utility function that is defined over a composite’ good’, as shown below:.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services. The results as to the impact of fiscal variables were more obscure than those reported in Table 2 for the augmented model: A transformed variable is defined as the original variable minus the country and time means plus the total mean.

A Search for Synthesis in Economic Theory. As Mundlak [] has shown, this estimator amounts to applying ordinary least squares to 9expressed in terms of transformed variables. This supports the interpretation that the large budget deficit, financed especially by debt, has been a very important factor behind the significant increase in real interest rates.

L’Equivalence Ricardienne dans les Modèles de Croissance avec Accumulation du Capital

Thus individuals, further to economizing on tax cuts, proceed to curtail their present consumption expenditure in order to be able to meet the tax liabilities out of the continuously growing stock of debt. Thus, pooling time-series and cross-section data emerges as a most sensible procedure, provided that sufficient allowance is made for obvious differences among the sample ricardenne, on the basis of both the debt ratio and per capita income.

Journal of Economic Perspectives 3, The relationship derived from the solution of 5 in terms of private consumption may be viewed as the intertemporal budget constraint of the private sector, that holds under the equivalencr that individuals internalize the budget constraint of the public sector.

Basil Dalamagas The relationship derived from the solution of 5 in terms of private consumption may be viewed as the intertemporal budget constraint of the private sector, that holds under the assumption that individuals internalize the budget constraint of the public sector.