Procyclical endogenous taxation and aggregate instability
Mauro Bambi () and
Discussion Papers from Department of Economics, University of York
The existing contributions on endogenous taxation, and balanced budget rules, suggest that countercyclical taxes should be avoided, because they may lead to aggregate instability (i.e. sunspot equilibria); on the other hand, procyclical taxes have always been praised for their stabilizing role. In this paper, we re-examine this issue in an endogenous growth model with productive government investment, and we prove that an economy with procyclical taxes, and a sufficiently large income effect, can still be characterized by i) global indeterminacy because two balanced growth paths may exist; ii) aggregate instability around the balanced growth path with the lowest growth rate. Finally, we show that this dynamics may emerge for reasonable choices of the parameters.
Keywords: Endogenous growth; time-varying consumption tax; local and global indeterminacy. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C62 E32 H20 O41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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