This paper studies the local dynamic properties of a simple general equilibrium model with Social VAT. Strict balanced budget rules often lead to real indeterminacy of aggregate equilibrium, leaving room for «sunspots» fluctuations. In a closed-economy setup, social VAT escapes this property and only reduces the aggregate labor supply elasticity. However, the quantitative effects are weak.
Patrick Fève, Julien Matheron and Jean-Guillaume Sahuc - Forthcoming in : « Revue Économique »
Classification JEL : E32, E62
Keywords : Macroeconomic stability, Social VAT, Labor supply elasticity, Aggregate fluctuations
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