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International Evidenceon Recovery From Recessions

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  • Valerie Cerra
  • Sweta Chaman Saxena
  • Ugo Panizza

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Although negative shocks have persistent effects on output on average, this paper shows that macroeconomic policies and the structure of the economy can influence the speed of recovery and mitigate the persistence of the shock. Indeed, monetary and fiscal stimulus and foreign aid can spur a rebound, with impacts that are asymmetrically stronger than in nonrecovery years. Real depreciation and the exchange rate regime also have asymmetric growth effects in a recovery year relative to other years of expansion. Recoveries are more sluggish in open economies, partly because fiscal policy is less effective than in closed economies.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 09/183.

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Date of creation: 01 Aug 2009
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Keywords: Economic recovery; Business cycles; Banking crisis; Concessional aid; Developed countries; Economic growth; Economic recession; Emerging markets; Exchange rate regimes; External shocks; Real effective exchange rates; Trade policy; recession; exchange rate; recessions; exchange rate regime; banking crises; currency crisis; bank_crisis; currency crises; real exchange rate; intermediate exchange rate; financial crises; intermediate exchange rate regimes; fixed exchange rate; macroeconomic policies; fixed exchange rate regime; exchange rates; growth recession; floating exchange rate; systemic financial crises; exchange rate volatility; bilateral real exchange rate; floating exchange rate regime; borderline financial crises; fixed exchange rate regimes; systemic banking crises; effective exchange rates; pre-crisis; asian crisis; floating exchange rate regimes; exchange rate changes; bank crisis;

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