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Macroprudential vs. Ex-post Policy Interventions: when Domestic Taxes are Relevant for International Lenders

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  • Julian A. Parra-Polania

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  • Carmiña O. Vargas

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We argue that international lenders take into account that taxes (or subsidies) affect borrowers’ available income for debt repayments. Using an endowment-economy model, we show that by incorporating this fact into the analysis of ?financial crises from the pecuniary externality perspective, ex-post interventions are completely ineffective to manage crises and, instead, ex-ante capital controls are useful for correcting the externality that stems from the underestimation of the social costs of decentralized debt decisions.

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  • Julian A. Parra-Polania & Carmiña O. Vargas, 2015. "Macroprudential vs. Ex-post Policy Interventions: when Domestic Taxes are Relevant for International Lenders," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 012698, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
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    1. Julian A. Parra-Polania & Carmiña O. Vargas, 2016. "Relevance of the fiscal-policy setup in the analysis of macroprudential and ex-post financial crisis interventions," Borradores de Economia 945, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
    2. Carmiña O. Vargas & Julian A. Parra-Polania, 2017. "Optimal crisis interventions in an open economy with credit constraint," Borradores de Economia 989, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.

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    Keywords

    financial crisis; credit constraint; capital controls; macroprudential tax; exchange rate policy.;

    JEL classification:

    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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