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Seigniorage Revenue or Consumer Revenue? Theoretical and Empirical Evidences

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  • Tatsuyoshi Miyakoshi

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    (Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)

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    The purpose of this paper is to propose a seigniorage model including the contributions of Bailey (1956) and Marty (1976), using a different framework to Mankiw (1987), to test whether their results are supported, and use a numerical example to estimate the seigniorage model. The government decides the money growth rate to maximize the social welfare function for each of seigniorage revenue aversion, loving and neutrality. The numerical example using Japanese data shows that the social welfare function supports seigniorage revenue aversion, supporting the results of Bailey and Marty, and that the degree of seigniorage revenue aversion is stronger in the 2000s than in the 1990s.

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    Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 08-11.

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    Length: 23 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0811

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    Keywords: Bailey and Marty; Social welfare function; Mankiw model; Numerical example;

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