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

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  • David E. Altig
  • Charles T. Carlstrom

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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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  • David E. Altig & Charles T. Carlstrom, 1991. "Inflation, personal taxes, and real output: a dynamic analysis," Working Papers (Old Series) 9102, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
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