Stabilising Chaos and Optimising Impact: Policy Evaluation in a Structural Macroeconomic Model

Journal of Economics and Management Perspectives, Volume 12, Issue, 3, pp. 224-243, 2018

13 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2016 Last revised: 24 Oct 2019

Date Written: June 6, 2018

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to construct a structural macroeconomic model to design monetary and fiscal policies aimed at attaining macroeconomic objectives. The study further attempts to simulate a baseline and policy scenario to evaluate the impact of such monetary and fiscal policy interventions on economies. To achieve the above objectives, the study benefits from both the concept of the financial programming approach and vector error correction econometric techniques to build up an interconnected network among the four main areas of an economy: real sector, external sector, government sector and monetary sector. Such efforts are expected not just to maximise the synergies across the two different approaches but also to minimise the challenges and limitations associated with them. This paper then discusses the empirically-driven results from the application of the Costa Rican economy and finally ends with a number of macro-policy implications and suggests topics for future research

Keywords: Structural macroeconomic model, Error correction model, Financial programming, Economic forecasting, Policy evaluation

JEL Classification: C50, E27, O54

Suggested Citation

Baek, Seung Jin, Stabilising Chaos and Optimising Impact: Policy Evaluation in a Structural Macroeconomic Model (June 6, 2018). Journal of Economics and Management Perspectives, Volume 12, Issue, 3, pp. 224-243, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2790836 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2790836

Seung Jin Baek (Contact Author)

United Nations ( email )

Kuwait

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