EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Debt Hangover in the Aftermath of the Great Recession

Stéphane Auray (), Aurélien Eyquem and Paul Gomme ()
Additional contact information
Stéphane Auray: CREST-ENSAI,Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale

No 2016-02, Working Papers from Center for Research in Economics and Statistics

Abstract: During the Great Recession, U.S. government de cits and debt levels rose sharply. What are the consequences of using alternative scal policy instruments to return government debt-output ratios to their pre-Great Recession values, especially in terms of welfare? This question is addressed within a dynamic general equilibrium model. The model captures key macroeconomic fluctuations from 2008 to 2014 - labor market dynamics by virtue of incorporating search and matching frictions. Armed with this model, we then contrast the e ects of a post-2014 reduction of the debt-output ratio through public spending, the consumption tax rate, the labor income tax rate or the capital income tax rate. The resulting dynamics and welfare e ects are very di erent depending on the scal instrument used. The welfare ranking also crucially depends on the shape of preferences for the public good in the utility function of households.

Keywords: Fiscal policies; tax reforms; government debt; government de cits (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 E37 E62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-01
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://crest.science/RePEc/wpstorage/2016-02.pdf Crest working paper version (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Debt Hangover in the Aftermath of the Great Recession (2017) Downloads
Working Paper: Debt Hangover in the Aftermath of the Great Recession (2017)
Working Paper: Debt Hangover in the Aftermath of the Great Recession (2016)
Working Paper: Debt Hangover in the Aftermath of the Great Recession (2016)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:crs:wpaper:2016-02

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from Center for Research in Economics and Statistics Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Sri Srikandan ().

 
Page updated 2017-11-21
Handle: RePEc:crs:wpaper:2016-02