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Tax Reform and Coordination in a Currency Union

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  • Benjamin Carton

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We propose a two-country DSGE model to analyze short-term and long-term impact of a modification of consumption and labor tax rate in one country in a currency union. The model embodies the fact that firms differ in their pricing behavior after a VAT tax increase. Due to the common monetary policy, national tax policies have large spill-overs on the rest of the currency union. Furthermore, a fiscal devaluation is different from a nominal devaluation due to the common monetary policy.

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  • Benjamin Carton, 2012. "Tax Reform and Coordination in a Currency Union," Working Papers 2012-23, CEPII research center.
  • Handle: RePEc:cii:cepidt:2012-23
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    1. Matus Senaj & Milan Vyskrabka, 2015. "Labor Tax Harmonization in a Multi-Country Model," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 65(3), pages 192-210, May.

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    Keywords

    Fiscal Policy; Monetary Policy; DSGE; Value added tax; Monetary Union;

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    • F55 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Institutional Arrangements
    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General

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