Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152779
Authors: 
Benigno, Pierpaolo
Woodford, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 345
Abstract: 
We propose an integrated treatment of the problems of optimal monetary and fiscal policy, for an economy in which prices are sticky and the only available sources of government revenue are distorting taxes. Our linear-quadratic approach allows us to nest both conventional analyses of optimal monetary stabilization policy and analyses of optimal tax-smoothing as special cases of our more general framework. We show how a linear-quadratic policy problem can be derived which yields a correct linear approximation to the optimal policy rules from the point of view of the maximization of expected discounted utility in a dynamic stochastic general-equilibrium model. Finally, we derive targeting rules through which the monetary and fiscal authorities may implement the optimal equilibrium.
Subjects: 
Loss function
output gap
targeting rules
tax smoothing
JEL: 
E52
E61
E63
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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