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Macroeconomic policy in Europe: experiments with monetary responses and fiscal impulses

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  • Barrell, Ray
  • Becker, Bettina
  • Byrne, Joseph
  • Gottschalk, Sylvia
  • Hurst, Ian
  • van Welsum, Desiree

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In this paper we discuss the main model properties of NiGEM, the National Institute’s large-scale macroeconometric model. NiGEM is a ‘New-Keynesian’ model where agents display forward looking behaviour but there are nominal rigidities slowing adjustment. In a number of policy simulations we find there are strong similarities across countries. Nevertheless, Euro Area responses to monetary and fiscal policy are greatest in Germany in NiGEM, whilst these responses are slower in comparison to the US due to greater wage-price inertia.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

Volume (Year): 21 (2004)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 877-931

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:21:y:2004:i:5:p:877-931

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  1. Alberto Alesina & Silvia Ardagna & Roberto Perotti & Fabio Schiantarelli, 2002. "Fiscal Policy, Profits, and Investment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 92(3), pages 571-589, June.
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  1. Eilev Jansen, 2013. "Wealth effects on consumption in financial crises: the case of Norway," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 45(2), pages 873-904, October.
  2. Wallis, Kenneth F., 2004. "Comparing empirical models of the euro economy," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 735-758, September.
  3. Monteforte, Libero, 2007. "Aggregation bias in macro models: Does it matter for the euro area?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 24(2), pages 236-261, March.
  4. Canale, Rosaria Rita & Foresti, Pasquale & Marani, Ugo & Napolitano, Oreste, 2007. "On Keynesian effects of (apparent) non-Keynesian fiscal policies," MPRA Paper 3742, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jun 2007.
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  6. Sebastian Gechert, 2013. "What fiscal policy is most effective? A Meta Regression Analysis," IMK Working Paper 117-2013, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
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