The hard life of the social planner

Valente, Simone (2013) The hard life of the social planner. Economic Inquiry, 51 (3). pp. 1903-1912. ISSN 0095-2583

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Abstract

Where the social planner, threatened by final producers and walled-in by innovators, releases the representative consumer from the pillory, hires two anonymous referees, and convinces the Economics Minister that final firms' purchases of monopolistically produced intermediate inputs should be taxed, not subsidized, as long as output growth does not exhibit scale effects. This normative prescription hinges on an often neglected reallocation mechanism generated by the linear accumulation laws that eliminate scale effects in most endogenous growth models. (JEL O41, O31)

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 01:57
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 12:40
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60333
DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.2012.00511.x

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