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Optimal Maturity of Government Debt with Incomplete Markets

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  • Francisco Buera

    (University of Chicago)

  • Juan Pablo Nicolini

    (Universidad di Tella)

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In this paper we show how risk free bonds of different maturities can be used to replace state contingent debt in a general equilibrium dynamic optimal taxation problem. In particular, we show that if the state of the economy can only take a finite number N of values each period, then the government can support the complete markets Ramsey allocation issuing bonds of J> N different maturities. We also show that the optimal maturity structure does depend on teh relationship between the term strucutre of interest rates and goverenment expenditures. In the case that intreset rates are positively correlated with government expenditures in the Ramsey solution, then the government must hold short run assets and long term liabilites.

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Paper provided by Econometric Society in its series Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers with number 1769.

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  1. S. Rao Aiyagari & Albert Marcet & Thomas J. Sargent & Juha Seppala, 2002. "Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 110(6), pages 1220-1254, December.
  2. Robert E. Lucas Jr. & Nancy L. Stokey, 1982. "Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy in an Economy Without Capital," Discussion Papers 532, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.
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  1. Elisa Faraglia & Albert Marcet & Andrew Scott, 2008. "In Search of a Theory of Debt Management," Working Papers 348, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
  2. Albert Marcet & Andrew Scott, 2003. "Debt and Deficit Fluctuations and the Structure of Bond Markets," Working Papers 171, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
  3. Bank for International Settlements, 2011. "Interactions of sovereign debt management with monetary conditions and financial stability," CGFS Papers, Bank for International Settlements, number 42, January.
  4. Christopher Sleet, 2004. "Optimal Taxation with Private Government Information," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 71(4), pages 1217-1239, October.

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