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Wage and Public Expenditure Setting in a Monetary Union

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  • Nicola Acocella

    (University of Rome La Sapinza, Italy)

  • Giovanni Di Bartolomeo

    (University of Rome La Sapinza, Italy)

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European countries have progressively integrated from the point of view of trade and investment and have a common currency now. By contrast, labour market and fiscal institutions have largely retained their national status. The aim of this paper is threefold. First, the effects of trade union international cooperation to internalise external effects stemming from wage setting at a national level are examined. Second, the paper investigates the likelihood for governments of internalising macroeconomic spillovers deriving from national-oriented public expenditure. Third, the interactions between fiscal and monetary authorities are considered.

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Article provided by Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb in its journal Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business.

Volume (Year): 6 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (May - November)
Pages: 1-16

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Keywords: monetary union; policy games; policy coordination; public expenditure; unions;

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Cited by:
  1. Acocella, Nicola & Di Bartolomeo, Giovanni, 2004. "Non-neutrality of monetary policy in policy games," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 20(3), pages 695-707, September.
  2. Blandine ZIMMER, 2005. "Coordination des négociations salariales en UEM : un rôle majeur pour la BCE," Working Papers of BETA 2005-09, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
  3. Nicola Acocella & Giovanni Di Bartolomeo, 2002. "Sindacati, non neutralitˆ della moneta e giochi di politica economica," Moneta e Credito, Economia civile, vol. 55(219), pages 263-277.
  4. Nicola Acocella & Giovanni Bartolomeo, 2004. "Is a Conservative Central Banker a (Perfect) Substitute for Wage Coordination?," Empirica, Springer, vol. 31(2), pages 281-294, June.
  5. Aarle, B. van & Engwerda, J.C. & Plasmans, J.E.J., 2002. "Monetary and fiscal policy interaction in the EMU: A dynamic game approach," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-91686, Tilburg University.
  6. Nicola Acocella & Giovanni Di Bartolomeo, 2001. "Partisanship and fiscal policy co-ordination in a monetary union," Macroeconomics 0106003, EconWPA.
  7. Moïse Sidiropoulos & Eleftherios Spyromitros, 2006. "Fiscal Policy in a Monetary Union Under Alternative Labour-Market Structures," Working Papers of BETA 2006-25, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
  8. Floro Ernesto Caroleo, 2000. "Le politiche per l'occupazione in Europa: una tassonomia istituzionale," STUDI ECONOMICI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2000(71).
  9. 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.

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