Innovation Dynamics and Fiscal Policy: Implications for Growth, Asset Prices, and Welfare
66 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2017
Date Written: April 13, 2017
We study the general equilibrium implications of different fiscal policies on macroeconomic quantities, asset prices, and welfare by utilizing two endogenous growth models. The expanding variety model features only homogeneous innovations by entrants. The Schumpeterian growth model features heterogeneous innovations: "incremental" innovations by incumbents and "radical" innovations by entrants. The government levies taxes on labor income and corporate profits and supplies subsidies to consumption, capital investment, and investments in research and development by entrants and, if applicable, incumbents. With these models at hand, we provide new insights on the interplay of innovation dynamics and fiscal policy.
Keywords: Endogenous growth, Asset pricing, Government, Fiscal policy, Heterogeneous innovation
JEL Classification: E22, G12, H20, I30, O30
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