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Creator: Greenwood, Jeremy, 1953- and Huffman, Gregory W. Series: Staff report (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Department) Number: 151 Abstract:
The question of the existence and uniqueness of a stationary equilibrium for distorted versions of the standard neoclassical growth model is addressed in this paper. The conditions presented guaranteeing the existence and uniqueness of nontrivial equilibrium for the class of economies under study are simple and intuitively appealing, while the existence and uniqueness proof developed is elementary. Examples are presented illustrating that economies with distortional taxation, endogenous growth with externalities, and monopolistic competition can all fit into the framework developed.
Sujeito: E30 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: General (includes Measurement and Data), E60 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, and C62 - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
Creator: Conesa, Juan Carlos and Kehoe, Timothy Jerome, 1953- Series: Staff report (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Department) Number: 465 Abstract:
We develop a model for analyzing the sovereign debt crises of 2010–2013 in the Eurozone. The government sets its expenditure-debt policy optimally. The need to sell large quantities of bonds every period leaves the government vulnerable to self-fulfilling crises in which investors, anticipating a crisis, are unwilling to buy the bonds, thereby provoking the crisis. In this situation, the optimal policy of the government is to reduce its debt to a level where crises are not possible. If, however, the economy is in a recession where there is a positive probability of recovery in fiscal revenues, the government also has an incentive to smooth consumption and increase debt. Our exercise identifies conditions on fundamentals for which the incentive to smooth consumption dominates, giving rise to a situation where governments optimally “gamble for redemption,” running fiscal deficits and increasing their debt, thereby increasing their vulnerability to crises.
Palavra-chave: Recession, Debt crisis, Eurozone, and Rollover crisis Sujeito: F44 - International Business Cycles, F34 - International Lending and Debt Problems, H13 - Economics of Eminent Domain; Expropriation; Nationalization, and E60 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General