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Tax Rate Variability and Public Spending as Sources of Indeterminacy

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  • Teresa Lloyd-Braga

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    (FCEE - Faculdade de Ciencias Economicas e Empresariais - Universidade Catolica Portuguesa)

  • Leonor Modesto

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    (FCEE - Faculdade de Ciencias Economicas e Empresariais - Universidade Catolica Portuguesa)

  • Thomas Seegmuller

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    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS : UMR8174 - Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne, EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics - Ecole d'Économie de Paris)

Abstract

We consider a constant returns to scale, one sector economy with segmented asset markets of the Woodford (1986) type. We analyze the role of public spending, financed by labor income and consumption taxation, on the emergence of indeterminacy. We find that what is relevant for indeterminacy is the variability of the distortion introduced by government intervention. We further discuss the results in terms of the level of the tax rate, its variability with respect to the tax base and the degree of externalities in preferences due to the existence of a public good. We show that the degree of public spending externalities affects the combinations between the tax rate and its variability under which indeterminacy occurs. Moreover, in contrast to previous results, we find that consumption taxes can lead to local indeterminacy when asset markets are segmented.

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Publication status: Published, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2008, 10, 3, 399-421
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Keywords: Indeterminacy ; public spending ; taxation ; segmented asset markets;

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  1. Lloyd-Braga, Teresa & Modesto, Leonor, 2012. "Can Taxes Stabilize the Economy in the Presence of Consumption Externalities?," IZA Discussion Papers 6876, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Bosi, Stefano & Seegmuller, Thomas, 2010. "On the role of progressive taxation in a Ramsey model with heterogeneous households," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(6), pages 977-996, November.
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