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Inflation bias and markup shocks in a LAMP model with strategic interaction of monetary and fiscal policy

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  • Alice, Albonico
  • Lorenza, Rossi

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This paper investigates the effects generated by limited asset market participation on optimal monetary and fiscal policy, where monetary and fiscal authorities are independent and play strategically. It shows that: (i) both the long run and the short run equilibrium require a departure from zero inflation rate; (ii) in response to a markup shock, fiscal policy becomes more aggressive as the fraction of liquidity constrained agents increases and price stability is no longer optimal even under Ramsey; (iii) overall, optimal discretionary policies imply welfare losses for Ricardians, while liquidity constrained consumers experience welfare gains with respect to Ramsey.

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  • Alice, Albonico & Lorenza, Rossi, 2017. "Inflation bias and markup shocks in a LAMP model with strategic interaction of monetary and fiscal policy," Working Papers 362, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised 14 Feb 2017.
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    inflation bias; markup shocks; liquidity constrained consumers; optimal monetary and fiscal policy;
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    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit

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