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Tariffs and Saving in a Model with New Families

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  • Charles Engel
  • Kenneth Kletzer

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The paper explores how a tariff may affect saving through intergenerational redistribution of income that is caused by changes in factor prices and by the distribution of tariff revenue. The model is a Blanchard-type overlapping generations model. Two types of revenue distribution schemes are examined ? lump-sum distribution of current revenues to currently living individuals, and distribution as a subsidy to holders of physical wealth. (There is no fiscal policy in this paper -- the government budget is continuously balanced). We draw some general conclusions about the non-neutralities that arise in this type of model as opposed to single-generation models, or models in which perfect bequest motives exist.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 2521.

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Date of creation: Feb 1988
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Publication status: published as "Tariffs and Saving in a Model With New Generations", Journal of International Economics, Volume 28, Feb. 1990, 71-79
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:2521

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  1. Frenkel, Jacob A & Razin, Assaf, 1986. "Fiscal Policies in the World Economy," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 94(3), pages 564-94, June.
  2. Chamley, Christophe & Wright, Brian D., 1987. "Fiscal incidence in an overlapping generations model with a fixed asset," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 3-24, February.
  3. Olivier J. Blanchard, 1984. "Debt, Deficits and Finite Horizons," NBER Working Papers 1389, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Eaton, Jonathan, 1989. "Monopoly Wealth and International Debt," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 30(1), pages 33-48, February.

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