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The effects of a money-financed fiscal stimulus

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I analyze the effects of a money-financed Öscal stimulus.and compare them with those resulting from a conventional debt-financed stimulus. I study the effects of both a tax cut and an increase in government purchases, with and without a binding zero lower bound (ZLB) on the nominal interest rate. When the ZLB is not binding, a money-financed fiscal stimulus is shown to have much larger multipliers than a debt-financed fiscal stimulus. That difference in effectiveness persists, but is much smaller, under a binding ZLB. Nominal rigidities are shown to play a major role in shaping those effects

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  • Jordi Galí, 2014. "The effects of a money-financed fiscal stimulus," Economics Working Papers 1441, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised Dec 2018.
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    1. Kim, Minseong, 2016. "How accounting accuracy affects DSGE models," MPRA Paper 70404, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Maarten van Rooij & Jakob de Haan, 2016. "Will helicopter money be spent? New evidence," DNB Working Papers 538, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
    3. Maxime Menuet & Alexandru Minea & Patrick Villieu, 2015. "Deficit Rules and Monetization in a Growth Model with Multiplicity and Indeterminacy," Working Papers halshs-01199774, HAL.
    4. Kim, Minseong, 2016. "The perils of first-order conditions of New Keynesian models," MPRA Paper 70753, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    6. Andreas Tischbirek, 2016. "Unconventional Monetary Policy in a Currency Union with Segmentation in the Market for Government Debt," Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) 16.16, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP.

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    Keywords

    seignorage; government spending; fiscal multiplier; helicopter drop.;

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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy

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