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Optimal fiscal policy with social status and productive government expenditure

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  • Seiya Fujisaki

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We examine the optimal tax rule in an endogenous growth model with public capital and wealth-enhanced social status. When government expenditure is productive, the equality of marginal productivities of private and public capital holds. Wealth-induced preference can violate this equality, since the marginal utility from private capital is also a value of private capital. We obtain the optimal fiscal policy in which the positive income tax rate is higher than the subsidy rate for saving but is lower than the tax rate in the case without social-status preference.

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  • Seiya Fujisaki, 2012. "Optimal fiscal policy with social status and productive government expenditure," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(1), pages 960-968.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00734
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    1. Fujisaki, Seiya, 2016. "Macroeconomic Effect of Consumption Tax on ”Dynamic” and ”Myopic” Agents," MPRA Paper 73500, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Fujisaki, Seiya, 2016. "Equilibrium Determinacy and Policy Rules : Role of Productive Money and Government Expenditure," MPRA Paper 69834, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    social-status preference; productive government expenditure; the optimal tax rate;

    JEL classification:

    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
    • H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies

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