Seigniorage As a Tax : A Quantitative Evaluation
AbstractIn this paper we analyze the efficacy of seignorage as a tax associated with various monetary arrangements in a computable general equilibrium model. For the economies examined, we find that seignorage tax is not a good one relative to a tax on labor income. If the after-tax real return is â5 percent, as it was in the 1974â1978 period, welfare is approximately 0.5 percent of consumption lower than it would be if the after-tax return were zero.
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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 1991
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financial policy ; taxes ; consumption ; economic models;
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- Imrohoruglu, Ayse & Prescott, Edward C, 1991. "Seigniorage as a Tax: A Quantitative Evaluation," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 23(3), pages 462-75, August.
- Ayse Imrohoroglu & Edward Prescott, 1991. "Seigniorage as a tax: a quantitative evaluation," Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, pages 462-482.
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