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Fiscal Multipliers in the Euro Area

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  • Pablo Burriel

    (Research Department, Bank of Spain)

  • Francisco de Castro Fernández

    (Research Department, Bank of Spain)

  • Daniel Garrote

    (Research Department, Bank of Spain)

  • Esther Gordo

    (Research Department, Bank of Spain)

  • Joan Paredes

    (Fiscal Policies Division, European Central Bank)

  • Javier J. Pérez García

    (Research Department, Bank of Spain)

Abstract

In a standard linear structural VAR framework we analyse the size and sign of fiscal multipliers in the euro area, using a newly available quarterly dataset of fiscal variables for the period 1981-2007. From a policy perspective, the analysis of fiscal multipliers in "average times" provides insights on the impact of both fiscal stimulus and fiscal consolidation measures, provided "good" and "bad" times are on average similar.

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  • Pablo Burriel & Francisco de Castro Fernández & Daniel Garrote & Esther Gordo & Joan Paredes & Javier J. Pérez García, 2010. "Fiscal Multipliers in the Euro Area," Revista de Economía y Estadística, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas, vol. 0(2), pages 7-27, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ief:reveye:v:48:y:2010:i:2:p:7-27
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    Cited by:

    1. Francisco de Castro & Francisco Martí & Antonio Montesinos & Javier J. Pérez & A. Jesús Sánchez-Fuentes, 2014. "Fiscal policies in Spain: Main stylises facts revisited," Working Papers 1408, Banco de España;Working Papers Homepage.
    2. Roberto Tamborini, 2017. "Europe at the Interdependence War," EconPol Working Paper 2, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich.
    3. Roberto Tamborini, 2012. "Market opinions, fundamentals and the euro-sovereign debt crisis," Department of Economics Working Papers 1210, Department of Economics, University of Trento, Italia.

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    Keywords

    Euro area; SVAR; Fiscal Shocks; Fiscal multipliers.;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General

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