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Mistakes in the Fiscal Policy in Spain before the Crisis

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  • Jesús Ferreiro

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    (Department of Applied Economics V, University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU, Spain)

  • Carmen Gómez

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    (Department of Applied Economics V, University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU, Spain)

  • Felipe Serrano

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    (Department of Applied Economics V, University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU, Spain)

Abstract

The paper analyses the mistakes made in the management of the fiscal policy in Spain before the crisis. The authors argue that the low size of the public expenditures, the adoption of a procyclical expansionary fiscal policy the years before the crisis, and the lack of a correct coordination between the Spanish fiscal policy and the ECB’s monetary policy, are key elements to understand the depth and length of the economic crisis and the current high fiscal imbalances in Spain.

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Article provided by Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia in its journal Panoeconomicus.

Volume (Year): 60 (2013)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 577-592

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Handle: RePEc:voj:journl:v:60:y:2013:i:5:p:577-592

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Keywords: Economic crisis; Fiscal policy; Macroeconomic policy; Spain; Stabilization policy distribution;

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