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Toward a Taylor rule for fiscal policy

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  • Kliem, Martin
  • Kriwoluzky, Alexander

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This paper presents a procedure to determine policy feedback rules in dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models. We illustrate our approach with fiscal feedback rules for tax instruments in a standard medium-scale DSGE model. First, we approximate the optimal dynamic behavior of the economy using simple linear feedback rules. Then we calculate the elasticities of the model variables' moments with respect to the feedback coefficients. The feedback coefficients associated with the highest elasticities form the policy feedback rules to be estimated. Our results stress the importance of carefully modeled fiscal tax policy in two dimensions: (i) with respect to the dynamic responses of fiscal policy to exogenous shocks and (ii) with respect to the historical shock decomposition of fiscal policy.

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  • Kliem, Martin & Kriwoluzky, Alexander, 2010. "Toward a Taylor rule for fiscal policy," Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies 2010,26, Deutsche Bundesbank.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:bubdp1:201026
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    Fiscal policy; Bayesian model estimation; Identification;
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    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation

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