Do Good Institutions Promote Counter-Cyclical Macroeconomic Policies?
AbstractThe literature has argued that developing countries are unable to adopt countercyclical monetary and fiscal policies due to financial imperfections and unfavorable political-economy conditions. Using a world sample of 115 industrial and developing countries for 1984-2008, we find that the level of institutional quality plays a key role in countriesÂ’ ability to implement counter-cyclical macroeconomic policies. The results show that countries with strong (weak) institutions adopt counter- (pro-) cyclical macroeconomic policies, reflected inextended monetary policy and fiscal policy rules. The threshold level of institutional quality at which monetary and fiscal policies are a-cyclical is found to be similar.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its series Documentos de Trabajo with number 419.
Date of creation: 2012
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Counter-cyclical macroeconomic policies; institutions; fiscal policy; monetary policy;
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- César Calderón & Roberto Duncan & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, 2012. "Do good institutions promote counter-cyclical macroeconomic policies?," Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper 118, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
- E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
- E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
- E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
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- NEP-MON-2012-06-13 (Monetary Economics)
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