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Has EMU shifted policy?

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  • F. Ballabriga
  • C. Martinez-Mongay
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    This paper assesses the extent to which the macroeconomic policy architecture of EMU represents a break with the past. This is carried out by estimating forward-looking fiscal and monetary policy rules for the Member States and by analysing them within the conceptual framework of the Fiscal Theory of the Price level.

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    Paper provided by Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission in its series European Economy - Economic Papers with number 166.

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    Length: 52 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:euf:ecopap:0166

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    Keywords: macro policy framework; fiscal theory of the price level; EMU; macroeconomic policy; Ballabriga; Martinez-Mongay;

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