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The Cyclical Conduct of Irish Fiscal Policy

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  • Agustín S. Bénétrix
  • Philip R. Lane

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This paper provides an overview of the cyclical conduct of fiscal policy in Ireland both before and during the crisis. It shows that fiscal policy has been procyclical, with financial shocks amplifying the fiscal cycle. In addition, it highlights the importance of institutional reform and outlines the case for a formal fiscal framework.
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  • Agustín S. Bénétrix & Philip R. Lane, 2012. "The Cyclical Conduct of Irish Fiscal Policy," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 35(10), pages 1277-1290, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:worlde:v:35:y:2012:i:10:p:1277-1290 DOI: j.1467-9701.2012.01483.x
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    1. Diarmaid Addison-Smyth & Kieran McQuinn, 2010. "Quantifying Revenue Windfalls from the Irish Housing Market," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 41(2), pages 201-233.
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    1. Cronin, David & McQuinn, Kieran, 2017. "The cyclicality of Irish fiscal policy ex-ante and ex-post," Papers WP581, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
    2. Piotr Lewandowski & Marek Antosiewicz & Jan Baran & Iga Magda & Monika Potoczna & Maciej Lis & Joanna Tyrowicz & Agnieszka Kaminska & Jan Hagemejer & Karol Pogorzelski, 2013. "Employment in Poland 2012. Labour Market During the Recovery from the Crisis," Books and Reports published by IBS, Instytut Badan Strukturalnych, number zwp2012 edited by Piotr Lewandowski & Iga Magda, january.

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    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • H60 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - General

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