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Alternative Forms of Government Expenditure Financing: A Comparative Welfare Analysis

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  • Turnovsky, Stephen J

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This paper derives criteria for evaluating the impact of an increase in government expenditure on both the time path of instantaneous utility and overall welfare, under alternative forms of tax financing. These consist of three factors. The first is the direct crowding-out effect, which reflects the utility differential between the government expenditure being undertaken and the private consumption it is displacing. The second describes the intertemporal trade-off between the effect on the short-run rate of capital accumulation and the resulting change in the the long-run capital stock. The final term is due to the distortion arising from the pre-existence of a tax on wage income. Copyright 1992 by The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Article provided by London School of Economics and Political Science in its journal Economica.

Volume (Year): 59 (1992)
Issue (Month): 234 (May)
Pages: 235-52

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Handle: RePEc:bla:econom:v:59:y:1992:i:234:p:235-52

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  1. Marco A. Espinosa & Chong K. Yip, 1995. "Fiscal and monetary policy interactions in an endogenous growth model with financial intermediaries," Working Paper 95-10, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
  2. Gokan, Yoichi, 2008. "Alternative government financing and aggregate fluctuations driven by self-fulfilling expectations," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 32(5), pages 1650-1679, May.
  3. Baier, Scott L. & Glomm, Gerhard, 2001. "Long-run growth and welfare effects of public policies with distortionary taxation," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 25(12), pages 2007-2042, December.
  4. Thomas Aronsson & Karl-Gustaf Löfgren & Tomas Sjögren, 2001. "Union Wage Setting and Capital Income Taxation in Dynamic General Equilibrium," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 2(2), pages 141-175, 05.
  5. Gokan, Yoichi, 2008. "Infrastructure, alternative government finance and stochastic endogenous growth," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 321-347, February.
  6. Petrucci, Alberto & Phelps, Edmund S., 2009. "Two-sector perspectives on the effects of payroll tax cuts and their financing," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 93(1-2), pages 176-190, February.
  7. Marco A. Espinosa-Vega & Chong K. Yip, 2002. "Government financing in an endogenous growth model with financial market restrictions," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 20(2), pages 237-257.
  8. Fung, Michael K. Y. & Ho, Wai-Ming & Zhu, Lijing, 2000. "Stagflationary effect of government bond financing in the transforming Chinese economy: a general equilibrium analysis," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(1), pages 111-135, February.
  9. Turnovsky, Stephen J., 1996. "Optimal tax, debt, and expenditure policies in a growing economy," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(1), pages 21-44, April.
  10. Thomas Aronsson, 1999. "On Cost Benefit Rules for Green Taxes," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 13(1), pages 31-43, January.

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