Creator: Smith, Bruce D. (Bruce David), 1954-2002 Series: Working paper (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Department) Number: 237 Abstract:
A model is presented in which governments can select real expenditure levels which are feasible, hut are sufficiently high that a balanced budget is impossible. Thus governments with large expenditures are committed to inflationary finance schemes. This is the case even though the governments in question have access to lump-sum taxes. In addition, the model can explain why poorer countries tend to make heavier use of the inflation tax than do wealthier countries, and can account for the existence of country-specific fiat monies.
关键词: Inflation tax, Deficit, Government expenditure, Inflationary finance, and Real expenditures 学科: H50 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, H62 - National Deficit; Surplus, and E31 - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation