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How does the timing of markets affect optimal monetary and fiscal policy in sticky price models?

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  • Du, Houyang
  • Guo, Ye
  • Liu, Xuan

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This paper studies optimal monetary and fiscal policy with the Svensson timing in a sticky price model of a stochastic production economy. In this model, the government collects distortionary taxes, prints money, and issues nominal non-state-contingent bonds to finance an exogenous stream of public spending. The numerical results show that (1) optimal monetary and fiscal policy is quantitatively sensitive to the timing of markets; (2) the fundamental nature of optimal monetary and fiscal policy is not sensitive to the timing of markets; and (3) the findings are robust to key structural parameters.

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  • Du, Houyang & Guo, Ye & Liu, Xuan, 2018. "How does the timing of markets affect optimal monetary and fiscal policy in sticky price models?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 72(C), pages 237-248.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:72:y:2018:i:c:p:237-248
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2018.02.001
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    Optimal monetary and fiscal policy; Svensson timing; Sticky prices;
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    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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