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Distortionary taxation and interest rate policy

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  • Kurozumi, Takushi

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In a cashless economy with strictly inflation-forecast-targeting interest rate policy, recent research shows that in the presence of distorting taxes, a balanced-budget taxation policy is likely to induce indeterminacy of equilibrium but a debt-targeting one is not, suggesting that short-run budget deficits play a role in stabilizing the economy. The present paper finds that this result is overturned in a monetary economy with flexibly inflation-forecast-targeting interest rate policy. The balanced-budget policy is likely to ensure determinacy together with the flexibly inflation-forecast-targeting policy, but the debt-targeting one may lead to indeterminacy in the monetary economy.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Macroeconomics.

Volume (Year): 32 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 476-491

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:32:y:2010:i:1:p:476-491

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Keywords: Distorting taxes Balanced-budget taxation policy Debt-targeting taxation policy Inflation-forecast-targeting interest rate policy Equilibrium determinacy;

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Cited by:
  1. Seiya Fujisaki & Kazuo Mino, 2008. "Income Taxation, Interest-Rate Control and Macroeconomic Stability with Balanced-Budget," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 08-20, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
  2. Kurozumi, Takushi & Van Zandweghe, Willem, 2008. "Investment, interest rate policy, and equilibrium stability," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 32(5), pages 1489-1516, May.
  3. Takushi Kurozumi & Willem Van Zandweghe, 2008. "Labor market search and interest rate policy," Research Working Paper RWP 08-03, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

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