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Fiscal Spillovers in the Euro Area

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  • Guglielmo Maria Caporale
  • Alessandro Girardi

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This paper analyses the dynamic effects of fiscal imbalances in a given EMU member state on the borrowing costs of other countries in the euro area. The estimation of a multivariate, multi-country time series model (specifically a Global VAR, or GVAR) using quarterly data for the EMU period suggests that euro-denominated government yields are strongly linked with each other. However, financial markets seem to be able to discriminate among different issuers. Consequently, fiscal imbalances in Italy and in other peripheral countries should be closely monitored by their EMU partners and the European institutions.

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Paper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 1164.

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Length: 32 p.
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp1164

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Keywords: Global VAR methodology; fiscal spillovers; euro area; public debt;

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