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Time Consistency In Alternating‐Move Policy Games

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  • IN‐KOO CHO
  • AKIHIKO MATSUI

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We examine alternating‐move policy games where the government and the private sector alternate their moves. In contrast with the standard policy game, the set of equilibrium payoffs of the present model is bounded away from the payoff under the one‐shot Nash equilibrium, called the Kydland–Prescott outcome, and the upper bound is close to the payoff under the optimal policy (called the Ramsey policy) if the government is sufficiently patient. In other words, the Kydland–Prescott outcome is not time consistent, while the Ramsey outcome could be approximated by a time‐consistent policy of the same game.

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  • In‐Koo Cho & Akihiko Matsui, 2005. "Time Consistency In Alternating‐Move Policy Games," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 56(3), pages 273-294, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jecrev:v:56:y:2005:i:3:p:273-294
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5876.2005.00326.x
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    1. Alan S. Blinder, 1999. "Central Banking in Theory and Practice," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262522608, September.
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    8. Libich, Jan & Nguyen, Dat Thanh & Stehlík, Petr, 2015. "Monetary exit and fiscal spillovers," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 40(PA), pages 184-206.

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