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Luca Bossi and Pere Gomis-Porqueras
''Deficit financing in overlapping generation economies with habit persistence''
( 2006, Vol. 5 No.17 )
In this paper, we study how deficit financing is affected by the introduction of habit formation in an otherwise standard Gale (JET, 1973) economy in which the government is a net lender and young agents are borrowing rather than saving. We find that the amount of deficit the government is able to float into the economy is lower when habits are present. This finding is due to the fact that habit persistence puts a cap on borrowing.
Keywords: Deficit Financing.
JEL: E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General
Manuscript Received : Oct 30 2006 Manuscript Accepted : Oct 30 2006

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