Endogenous Money, Inflation and Welfare
AbstractThis paper addresses the classic question: what are the welfare costs of inflation. We employ a model in which the ratios of currency to deposits and currency to reserves are endogenously determined. The model distinguishes quantitatively between three sources of welfare cost of inflation, and provides further estimates for potential welfare gains from improvements in transaction technologies. Estimates of the marginal cost of public funds associated with the inflation tax are compared both with that of labor taxation within the model and with those reported in the public finance and macro literature. We conclude that not only is inflation an inefficient source of government revenue, but also that, in the absence of lump-sum taxation, deflationary policies may be highly inefficient. (Copyright: Elsevier)
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- Finn Kydland & Espen Henriksen, 2005. "Endogenous Money, Inflation and Welfare," 2005 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics 919, Society for Economic Dynamics.
- Espen Henriksen & Finn Kydland, 2009. "Code and data files for "Endogenous Money, Inflation and Welfare"," Computer Codes 07-125, Review of Economic Dynamics.
- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
- E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
- E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy
- H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
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