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Monetary and Fiscal Policy in a Monetary Union under the Zero Lower Bound constraint

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  • Stefanie Flotho

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    (Institute for Economic Research Chair of Economic Theory, University of Freiburg)

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    This paper explicitly models strategic interaction between two independent national fiscal authorities and a single central bank in a simple New Keynesian model of a monetary union. Monetary policy is constrained by the zero lower bound on nominal interest rates. Coordination of fiscal policies does not always lead to the best welfare effects. It depends on the nature of the shocks whether governments prefer to coordinate or not coordinate. The size of the government multipliers depend on the combination of the intraunion competitiveness parameters. They get larger in case of implementation lags of fiscal policy.

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    Paper provided by Department of International Economic Policy, University of Freiburg in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 20.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2012
    Date of revision: Jun 2012
    Handle: RePEc:fre:wpaper:20

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    Keywords: Monetary Union; Fiscal Policy; Zero Lower Bound on nominal interest rates; zero interest rate policy; Non-coordination;

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    1. Ippei Fujiwara & Kozo Ueda, 2010. "The Fiscal Multiplier and Spillover in a Global Liquidity Trap," IMES Discussion Paper Series 10-E-03, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan.

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