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Dynamic optimal fiscal and monetary policy in a business cycle model with income redistribution

  • Kevin J. Lansing

An estimation of an optimal program of distortionary taxes, money growth, and borrowing to finance a stream of expenditures based on a real business cycle model in which distribution issues between the rich and poor play a fundamental role in policy decisions.

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