Competitive depreciation and the role of distorting taxes in an interdependent economy
AbstractThis paper investigates the manners in which international cooperation in monetary policies affects the rate of inflation in a two-country sticky-price model. Within reasonable parameter values, international monetary coordination increases the steady-state inflation for given tax policies. When the tax regime is endogenously chosen, however, self-oriented monetary policies can engage in competitive depreciation and induce a higher average inflation than the first best inflation rate.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of International Money and Finance.
Volume (Year): 32 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
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Competitive depreciation; Inflation; Welfare spillover; Monetary policy; International cooperation;
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