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Progressive consumption tax and monetary policy in an endogenous growth model

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  • Zhiming Fu

    (Sichuan University)

  • Antoine Le Riche

    (Sichuan University
    CAC-IXXI, Complex Systems Institute)

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This paper analyzes the impact of the interaction between monetary policy and fiscal policy on the stability of an one-sector AK economy. The monetary authority pegs the money growth factor while the fiscal authority implements a progressive consumption tax. The demand of money is motivated by a fractional liquidity constraint on consumption expenditures. When only the monetary authority operates, the unique steady state is locally indeterminate if the intertemporal elasticity of substitution in consumption is low enough. When the fiscal authority is introduced, the interaction of fiscal policy and monetary policy modifies significantly the stability properties. In particular, the fiscal authority could either stabilize or destabilize the economy depending on the tax progressivity, the strength of the liquidity constraint and the intertemporal elasticity of substitution. Our numerical examples further verify those theoretical results.

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  • Zhiming Fu & Antoine Le Riche, 2021. "Progressive consumption tax and monetary policy in an endogenous growth model," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 133(3), pages 271-293, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:133:y:2021:i:3:d:10.1007_s00712-021-00732-0
    DOI: 10.1007/s00712-021-00732-0
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    Keywords

    Cash-in-advance; Progressive taxation; Constant money growth; Instability;
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    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • O42 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Monetary Growth Models

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