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Macroeconomic Effects of Structural Fiscal Policy Changes in Colombia

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  • Hernando Vargas

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  • Andrés González

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  • Ignacio Lozano

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In the past decade the Colombian Economic Authorities undertook a series of measures that reduced the structural fiscal deficit, decreased the Government currency mismatch and deepened the local fixed-rate public bond market. This paper presents some evidence suggesting that these improvements had important effects on the behavior of the macroeconomy. They seem to have permanently reduced the sovereign risk premium, increased the reaction of output to Government expenditure shocks and strengthened the response of market interest rates to monetary policy shocks.

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Paper provided by Banco de la Republica de Colombia in its series Borradores de Economia with number 691.

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Length: 44
Date of creation: Feb 2012
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Handle: RePEc:bdr:borrec:691

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Keywords: Fiscal Policy; Macroeconomy; Monetary Policy and Real Interest. Classification JEL: E62; H63; H68; E43; E52; E58;

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  1. Roberto Perotti, 2007. "In Search of the Transmission Mechanism of Fiscal Policy," NBER Working Papers 13143, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Juan Manuel Julio R. & Ignacio Lozano & Ligia Alba Melo B., 2012. "Quiebre estructural de la relación entre la política fiscal y el riesgo soberano en las economías emergentes: el caso colombiano," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 009316, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
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Cited by:
  1. Juan José Echavarría & Andrés González & Enrique López & Norberto Rodíguez, 2012. "Choques internacionales reales y financieros y su impacto sobre la economía colombiana," Borradores de Economia 728, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  2. Lorena Mari del Cristo & Marta Gómez-Puig, 2014. "Dollarization and the relationship between EMBI and fundamentals in Latin American countries," Working Papers 2014-02, Universitat de Barcelona, UB Riskcenter.
  3. María Lorena Mari del Cristo & Marta Gómez-Puig, 2014. "“Dollarization and the Relationship Between EMBI and Fundamentals Latin American Countries”," IREA Working Papers 201406, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Mar 2014.
  4. Ken Miyajima & Madhusudan Mohanty & Tracy Chan, 2012. "Emerging market local currency bonds: diversification and stability," BIS Working Papers 391, Bank for International Settlements.

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