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Functional finance and intergenerational distribution in a Keynesian OLG model

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  • Skott, Peter

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    (Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003,USA, and Aalborg University)

  • Ryoo, Soon

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    (Department of Finance and Economics, Adelphi University)

This paper examines the role of fiscal policy in the long run. We show that (i) dynamic inefficiency in a standard OLG model generates aggregate demand problems in a Keynesian setting, (ii) fiscal policy can be used to achieve full-employment growth, (iii) the required debt ratio is inversely related to both the growth rate and government consumption, and (iv) a simple and distributionally neutral tax scheme can maintain full employment in the face of variations in ‘household confidence’.

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Paper provided by University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics in its series UMASS Amherst Economics Working Papers with number 2015-13.

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