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Fiscal Policies in a Stochastic Model with Hyperbolic Discounting

  • Liutang Gong

    (Peking University and Wuhan University)

  • Heng-fu Zou

    (Peking University, Wuhan University, and the World Bank)

In this paper, we study the effects of fiscal policies on economy in a stochastic model with hyperbolic discounting rate. With specific assumptions on the production technology, preferences, and stochastic shocks, we derive the explicit solutions to the growth rates of consumption and savings and equilibrium returns on all assets, and give the effects of fiscal policies and discounting rate on growth.

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Paper provided by China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics in its series CEMA Working Papers with number 103.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:cuf:wpaper:103
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