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Long-Run Impacts of Inflation Tax with Endogenous Capital Depreciation

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  • Seiya Fujisaki

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    (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

  • Kazuo Mino

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    (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

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This paper examines the long-run impact of inflation tax in the context of a generalized Ak growth model in which the rate of capital depreciation is endogenously determined. We assume that the rate of capital depreciation positively depends on capital utilization rate and negatively depends on maintenance expenditures. Money is introduced via a cash-in-advance constraint that may apply to the maintenance expenditures as well as to consumption and investment spendings. We find that the long-run effects of inflation tax are more complex than those obtained in the monetary Ak growth model with a fixed capital depreciation rate. In particular, the relation between inflation and growth is highly sensitive to the specification of the capital depreciation technology as well as to the forms of cash-in-advance constraints.

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Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 808-816

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00431

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Keywords: maintenance expenditures; endogenous depreciation; inflation tax; cash-in-advance constraints;

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  1. Gaowang Wang & Heng-fu Zou, 2010. "Multiple Equilibria and Indeterminacy in an Optimal Growth Model with Endogenous Capital Depreciation," CEMA Working Papers 392, China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics.

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