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Creator: Chari, V. V., Nicolini, Juan Pablo, and Teles, Pedro Series: Working paper (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Department) Number: 745 Abstract:
We study cooperative optimal Ramsey equilibria in the open economy addressing classic policy questions: Should restrictions be placed to free trade and capital mobility? Should capital income be taxed? Should goods be taxed based on origin or destination? What are desirable border adjustments? How can a Ramsey allocation be implemented with residence-based taxes on assets? We characterize optimal wedges and analyze alternative policy implementations.
Palavra-chave: Value-added taxes, Origin- and destination-based taxation, Border adjustment, Free trade, Production efficiency, and Capital income tax Sujeito: E61 - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination, E60 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, and E62 - Fiscal Policy
Creator: Chari, V. V., Nicolini, Juan Pablo, and Teles, Pedro Series: Staff report (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Department) Number: 581 Abstract:
We use the Ramsey and Mirrlees approaches to study how fiscal and trade policy should be set cooperatively when governments must raise revenues with distorting taxes. Free trade and unrestricted capital mobility are optimal. Efficient outcomes can be implemented with taxes only on final consumption goods and labor income. We study alternative tax systems, showing that uniform taxation of household asset returns, and not taxing corporate income yields efficient outcomes. Border adjustments exempting exports from and including imports in the tax base are desirable. Destination- and residence-based tax systems are desirable compared to origin- and source-based systems.
Palavra-chave: Capital income tax, Border adjustment, Value-added taxes, Production efficiency, Free trade, and Origin- and destination-based taxation Sujeito: E60 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, E62 - Fiscal Policy, and E61 - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
Creator: Mercenier, Jean Series: Staff report (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Department) Number: 183 Abstract:
Applied general equilibrium models with imperfect competition and economies of scale have been extensively used for analyzing international trade and development policy issues. They offer a natural framework for testing the empirical relevance of propositions from the industrial organization and new trade theoretical literature. This paper warns model builders and users that considerable caution is needed in interpreting the results and deriving strong policy conclusions from these models: in this generation of applied general equilibrium models, nonuniqueness of equilibria is not a theoretical curiosum, but a potentially serious problem. Disregarding this may lead to dramatically wrong policy appraisals.
Palavra-chave: Policy analysis, Scale economy , International trade , Trade agreement, and Free trade