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Creator: Miller, Preston J. and Todd, Richard M. Series: Working paper (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Department) Number: 494 Abstract:
This paper investigates the macroeconomic and welfare effects of a particular public finance decision. That decision was to use debt rather than current taxation to finance deposit insurance payments related to the savings and loan debacle. We find that this decision could have significantly raised real interest rates and affected welfare. The analysis is conducted in a dynamic, open-economy, monetary general equilibrium model in which parameters are set based on empirical observations.
Parola chiave: Savings and loan, Welfare, Real interest rates, Deposit insurance, Government debt, Public finance, Taxation, and S & L Soggetto: H63 - National Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt and G21 - Banks; Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
Creator: Fernandez, Raquel, 1959- and Rogerson, Richard Donald Series: Law and economics of federalism Abstract:
This paper examines the effect of different education financing systems on the level and distribution of resources devoted to public education. We focus on California, which in the 1970's was transformed from a system of mixed local and state financing to one of effectively pure state finance and subsequently saw its funding of public education fall between ten and fifteen percent relative to the rest of the US. We show that a simple political economy model of public finance can account for the bulk of this drop. We find that while the distribution of spending became more equal, this was mainly at the cost of a large reduction in spending in the wealthier communities with little increase for the poorer districts. Our model implies that there is no simple trade-off between equity and resources; we show that if California had moved to the opposite extreme and abolished state aid altogether, funding for public education would also have dropped by almost ten percent.
Parola chiave: Education finance reform, Public finance, California, State government policy, and Human capital Soggetto: I22 - Educational Finance; Financial Aid, H42 - Publicly Provided Private Goods, and I28 - Education: Government Policy
Creator: Stutzer, Michael J. Series: Working paper (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Department) Number: 350 Parola chiave: Intergovernmental aid, Tax policy, Minnesota, Local government aid, Tax reform, Public finance, and LGA Soggetto: R51 - Finance in Urban and Rural Economies and H71 - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue