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Intertemporal Budget Policies and Macroeconomic Adjustment in Indebted Open Economies

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  • Bianconi, Marcelo

    (Department of Economics, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA)

  • Fisher, Walter H.

    (Department of Economics and Finance, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria)

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We analyze the role of government intertemporal budget policies in a growing open economy including nominal assets in the presence of an upward sloping supply of debt. This introduces transitional dynamics that influence the effects of government policy instruments on the long term fiscal liability. In particular, shifts in capital income taxes can lead to dynamic scoring effects through the evolution of foreign debt. We show that a combination of tax-cumexpenditure, or government expenditure alone can balance the long term government budget constraint. However, for certain combinations of parameter values, the capital income tax alone cannot balance the intertemporal budget.

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Paper provided by Institute for Advanced Studies in its series Economics Series with number 271.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ihs:ihsesp:271

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Keywords: Government budget constraint; nominal assets; capital income tax;

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