Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Optimal fiscal and monetary policy in economies with capital

Wang, Gaowang and Zou, Heng-fu (2020): Optimal fiscal and monetary policy in economies with capital.

[img]
Preview
PDF
MPRA_paper_102753.pdf

Download (241kB) | Preview

Abstract

We reexamine the optimal fiscal and monetary policy in combined shopping-time monetary models with capital accumulation. Four models are constructed to examine how the production cost of money and the utility from physical capital affect the toolbox of the fiscal and monetary policy. It is shown that the optimality of the Friedman rule hinges on the producing cost of money and capital-in-utility overturns the Chamley-Judd zero capital income taxation theorem. When the production cost of money approaches zero, the Friedman rule is optimal; and when the consumer cares about the utility from capital, the limiting capital income tax is not zero in general.

UB_LMU-Logo
MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by
the Munich University Library in Germany.