Inflation dynamics: The role of public debt and policy regimes

Saroj Bhattarai, Jae Won Lee, Woong Yong Park

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Abstract

In a passive monetary and active fiscal policy regime, changes in the value of public debt generate wealth effects on households. Then, in contrast to the active monetary and passive fiscal policy regime, inflation moves oppositely from the inflation target and a stronger reaction of interest rates to inflation increases the response of inflation to shocks. Moreover, a higher level of public debt increases the response of inflation while a weaker reaction of taxes to debt decreases the response of inflation to shocks. In a passive monetary and passive fiscal policy regime, both monetary and fiscal policy parameters affect inflation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-108
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Monetary Economics
Volume67
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Inflation response
  • Inflation target
  • Monetary and fiscal policy regimes
  • Monetary and fiscal policy stances
  • Public debt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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