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Deficit sustainability, and monetary versus fiscal dominance: The case of Spain, 1850–2000

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  • Bajo-Rubio, Oscar
  • Díaz-Roldán, Carmen
  • Esteve, Vicente

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In this paper, we provide a test of the sustainability of the Spanish government deficit over the period 1850–2000, emphasizing the role played by monetary and fiscal dominance in order to get fiscal solvency. Since the condition of fiscal solvency was satisfied, government deficit would have been sustainable along the sample period. In addition, the whole period can be characterized as one of fiscal dominance.

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  • Bajo-Rubio, Oscar & Díaz-Roldán, Carmen & Esteve, Vicente, 2014. "Deficit sustainability, and monetary versus fiscal dominance: The case of Spain, 1850–2000," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 36(5), pages 924-937.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:36:y:2014:i:5:p:924-937
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2014.07.004
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    Keywords

    Fiscal policy; Sustainability; Fiscal theory of the price level; Monetary dominance; Fiscal dominance;
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    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H62 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Deficit; Surplus

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