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Changing Partners: The Importance of Coordinating Fiscal and Monetary Policies within a Monetary Union

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  • Hughes Hallett, A J
  • Ma, Yue

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This paper examines and compares the costs of noncooperative (i.e., national) fiscal policies in a monetary union, with the costs of assigning monetary policy to price stability and fiscal policy to output growth as recommended in the Maastricht Treaty. Compared to a fully coordinated monetary union, the authors find that national fiscal policies cause problems in the face of asymmetries between countries but few problems for symmetric (converged) economies. The fiscal-monetary assignments cause problems in either case but paradoxically greater problems appear in the symmetric rather than asymmetric case. Copyright 1996 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd and The Victoria University of Manchester

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Article provided by University of Manchester in its journal The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies.

Volume (Year): 64 (1996)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 115-34

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Handle: RePEc:bla:manch2:v:64:y:1996:i:2:p:115-34

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  1. Bas Van Aarle & Jacob Engwerda & Joseph Plasmans & Arie Weeren, 2001. "Macroeconomic Policy Interaction under EMU: A Dynamic Game Approach," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 29-60, January.
  2. Aarle, B. van & Engwerda, J.C. & Plasmans, J.E.J., 2001. "Monetary and Fiscal Policy Interaction in the EMU: A Dynamic Game Approach," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-88307, Tilburg University.
  3. Boldea, O. & Engwerda, J.C. & Michalak, T. & Plasmans, J.E.J. & Salmah, S., 2011. "A Simulation Study of an ASEAN Monetary Union (Replaces CentER DP 2010-100)," Discussion Paper 2011-098, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  4. Engwerda, J. & Boldea, O. & Michalak, T. & Plasmans, J. & Salmah,, 2012. "A simulation study of an ASEAN monetary union," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(5), pages 1870-1890.
  5. Jérôme Creel, 2001. "Faut-il contraindre la politique budgétaire en Union monétaire ?. Les enseignements d'une maquette simulée," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 77(2), pages 199-249.
  6. Tomasz Michalak & Jacob Engwerda & Joseph Plasmans, 2009. "Strategic Interactions between Fiscal and Monetary Authorities in a Multi-Country New-Keynesian Model of a Monetary Union," CESifo Working Paper Series 2534, CESifo Group Munich.
  7. Fabrice Capoen & Jerome Creel, 2007. "Efficiency of stability-oriented institutions: the European case," Documents de Travail de l'OFCE 2007-06, Observatoire Francais des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE).
  8. Creel, Jerome & Capoen, Fabrice & Cussy, Pascal & Lenoble-Liaud, Helene, 2003. "How to manage financial shocks: Intra-European vs. international monetary coordination," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 431-455, December.
  9. Stefan Collignon, 1999. "Unemployment, Wage Developments and the Economic Policy Mix in Europe," Empirica, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 259-269, September.
  10. Aarle, B. van & Bartolomeo, G. di & Engwerda, J.C. & Plasmans, J.E.J., 2002. "Monetary and fiscal policy design in the EMU: An overview," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-91766, Tilburg University.
  11. Aarle, B. van & Bartolomeo, G. di & Engwerda, J.C. & Plasmans, J.E.J., 2001. "Monetary and fiscal policy design in the EMU using a dynamic game approach: An overview," Open Access publications from Tilburg University 2001.19, Tilburg University.
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