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Fiscal policy independence in a european monetary union

International Monetary Fund.

Fiscal policy independence in a european monetary union

by International Monetary Fund.

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Published by International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementprepared by Paul Masson and Jacques Melitz.
SeriesIMF working paper -- WP/90/24
ContributionsMasson, Paul., Melitz, Jacques., International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
The Physical Object
Pagination21 p. --
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15998740M

  This paper analyzes how the feasible mix of government expenditure and financing arrangements may change with the establishment of a monetary union such as that planned by members of the European Community. We find that a monetary union reduces the feasible divergence across countries in their present discounted levels of fiscal spending. Wide Cited by:   Orphanides, A.() “Monetary policy and fiscal discipline: How the ECB planted the seeds of the euro area crisis” VoxEU, March. Rannenberg, A., C. Shoder and Strasky, J. (), “The macroeconomic effects of the European Monetary Union’s fiscal consolidation from to a quantitative assessment”, IMK Working Paper

  Fiscal compact – The fiscal compact as enshrined in the new “Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union” was agreed at the EU summit of 30 January and signed on 2 March by the Heads of State or Government of all EU countries, with the exception of the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic. From the point of view of the model, one can consider these counties, members of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union (EMU), as following a fixed exchange rate. As presented in Figure , fiscal expansion would stimulate economic activity as well as the inflow of foreign capital into the country, solving, thereby, the two.

Issues in the Coordination of Monetary and Fiscal Policy 7 strong tax incentives for industrial capital formation. In fact, precisely this policy mix has been advocated by Feldstein (la) and others and appears to have been put in place by the Reagan administration.' A second example is the foreign exchange rate which is strongly in-. The most basic part of the money supply, consisting of currency, checking accounts and traveler's checks.


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Abstract. Do plans for a monetary union in Europe call for limits on the freedom of the country members of the union to use fiscal policy.

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The Commission analyses the economic and fiscal policies of the Member States, gives policy recommendations and monitors their implementation. This book offers a fresh and comprehensive examination of European monetary and fiscal policy in the third stage of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).

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