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Inflation, personal taxes, and real output: a dynamic analysis

  • David E. Altig
  • Charles T. Carlstrom

An examination, using the overlapping-generations approach, of how the interactions between inflation and the nominal taxation of capital income affect the cyclical behavior of the U.S. economy.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its series Working Paper with number 9102.

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Date of creation: 1991
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