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Some Unpleasant Properties of Loglinearized Solutions When the Nominal Rate is Zero

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  • Braun, R Anton

    () (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)

  • Koerber, Lena

    () (Bank of England)

  • Waki, Yuichiro

    () (University of Queeensland)

Abstract

Does fiscal policy have large and qualitatively different effects on the economy when the nominal interest rate is zero? An emerging consensus in the New Keynesian (NK) literature is that the answer to this question is yes. Evidence presented here suggests that the NK model’s implications for fiscal policy at the zero bound may not be all that different from its implications for policy away from it. For a range of empirically relevant parameterizations, employment increases when the labour tax rate is cut and the government purchase multiplier is less than 1.05.

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  • Braun, R Anton & Koerber, Lena & Waki, Yuichiro, 2015. "Some Unpleasant Properties of Loglinearized Solutions When the Nominal Rate is Zero," Bank of England working papers 553, Bank of England.
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    Keywords

    Zero lower bound; fiscal policy; New Keynesian model;

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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy

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