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Time-Consistent Policies

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  • Karp, Larry
  • Lee, In Ho

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In many cases the optimal open-loop policy to influence agents who solve dynamic problems is time-inconsistent. We show how to construct a time-consistent open-loop policy rule. We also consider an additional restriction under which the time-consistent open-loop policy is stationary. We use examples to illustrate the properties of these tax rules.

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Paper provided by Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley in its series Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series with number qt94q3m5mq.

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Handle: RePEc:cdl:agrebk:qt94q3m5mq

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Keywords: Time inconsistency; open-loop policies; stationarity;

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