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Optimal Fiscal-Monetary Policy with Redistribution

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  • Thomas Sargent

    (New York University)

  • Mikhail Golosov

    (Princeton University)

  • David Evans

    (University of Oregon)

  • anmol bhandari

    (university of minnesota)

Abstract

We study business cycles in a heterogeneous agent model with incomplete markets and sticky nominal prices (a modified HANK model (Kaplan et al. (2016))). Optimal fiscal-monetary policy balances gains from “fiscal hedging” against benefits flowing from a countervailing new motive – “redistributional hedging”. A fictitious planner uses inflation to offset adverse shocks to the cross-section distribution of labor earnings. A calibration that imitates how US recessions reshape that cross-section distribution (as documented by Guve- nen et al. (2014)) indicates that substantial welfare benefits come from moving inflation in response to aggregate shocks.

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  • Thomas Sargent & Mikhail Golosov & David Evans & anmol bhandari, 2017. "Optimal Fiscal-Monetary Policy with Redistribution," 2017 Meeting Papers 1245, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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