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Monetary and Fiscal Policy Interactions in the Euro Area

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  • Willi Semmler
  • Wenlang Zhang

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The problem of monetary and fiscal policy interactions is an important issue for the euro area, since the individual member states of the EMU are responsible for their fiscal policies but monetary policy is pursued by a single monetary authority, the ECB. This paper is concerned with empirical evidence on monetary and fiscal policy interactions in the euro area. We first explore fiscal regimes with a VAR model and find empirical evidence that a non-Ricardian fiscal policy has been pursued in both France and Germany. As an example, we then study how one member state of the EMU, namely, Italy, is responding to the common monetary policy with its fiscal policy and find that Italian fiscal policy seemed to be counteractive to the common monetary policy between 1979 and 1998. In order to study monetary and fiscal policy interactions in a more general way, we explore time-varying interactions by estimating a State-Space model with Markov-switching for some Euro-area countries. There appear to be some regime changes in monetary and fiscal policy interactions in France and Germany, but the interactions between the two policies are not strong. Moreover, the two policies have not been accommodative but counteractive to each other. Finally we explore forward-looking behavior in policy interactions and find that expectations do not seem to have played an important role in the policy designs. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

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Volume (Year): 31 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 205-227

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Handle: RePEc:kap:empiri:v:31:y:2004:i:2:p:205-227

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Keywords: Fiscal regime; Granger-causality; State-Space model; GMM;

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