Gasteiger, Emanuel and Zhang, Shoujian (2011): Anticipation, learning and welfare: the case of distortionary taxation.
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We study the impact of anticipated fiscal policy changes in the Ramsey economy when agents form expectations using adaptive learning. We extend the existing framework by distortionary taxes as well as elastic labour supply, which makes agents' decisions non-predetermined but more realistic. We detect that the dynamic responses to anticipated tax changes under learning have oscillatory behaviour. Moreover, we demonstrate that this behaviour can have important implications for the welfare consequences of fiscal reforms.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Anticipation, learning and welfare: the case of distortionary taxation|
|Keywords:||Fiscal Policy; Adaptive Learning; Oscillations|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E32 - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D84 - Expectations; Speculations
|Depositing User:||Emanuel Gasteiger|
|Date Deposited:||04. May 2011 23:34|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 02:09|
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