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Destabilizing balanced-budget consumption taxes in multi-sector economies

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  • Kazuo Nishimura
  • Carine Nourry
  • Thomas Seegmuller
  • Alain Venditti

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We examine the impact of balanced-budget consumption taxes on the existence of expectations-driven business cycles in two-sector economies with infinitely-lived households. We prove that, whatever the relative capital intensity difference across sectors, aggregate instability can occur if the consumption tax rate is not too low. Moreover, we show through a numerical exercise based on empirically plausible tax rates that endogenous business-cycle fluctuations may be a source of instability for all OECD countries, including the US.
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  • Kazuo Nishimura & Carine Nourry & Thomas Seegmuller & Alain Venditti, 2013. "Destabilizing balanced-budget consumption taxes in multi-sector economies," International Journal of Economic Theory, The International Society for Economic Theory, vol. 9(1), pages 113-130, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ijethy:v:9:y:2013:i:1:p:113-130
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-7363.2013.12008.x
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