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Federal fiscal transfers in monetary unions: A NOEM approach

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In the debate over EMU, a widely accepted view is that a federal fiscal mechanism is needed for the participating states to cope with asymmetric shocks. In this paper, we explore the properties of federal fiscal transfer schemes with regard to their capability to stabilize national consumption, production and employment. We consider direct transfers among private sectors and indirect transfers among national fiscal authorities. We show that federal fiscal arrangements can provide perfect insurance. Our analysis builds on the New Open Economy Macroeconomics framework which allows us to portray the transmission of shocks and the properties of transfers in detail. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2006

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  • Michael Evers, 2006. "Federal fiscal transfers in monetary unions: A NOEM approach," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 13(4), pages 463-488, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:itaxpf:v:13:y:2006:i:4:p:463-488
    DOI: 10.1007/s10797-006-8949-0
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    1. Tervala, Juha, 2007. "Technology Shocks and Employment in Open Economies," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), vol. 1, pages 1-27.
    2. Philipp Wegmueller, 2014. "Floating or fixed exchange rates: The role of government size," Diskussionsschriften dp1404, Universitaet Bern, Departement Volkswirtschaft.
    3. Evers, Michael P., 2015. "Fiscal federalism and monetary unions: A quantitative assessment," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 97(1), pages 59-75.
    4. Loes Verstegen & Lex Meijdam, 2016. "The Effectiveness of a Fiscal Transfer Mechanism in a Monetary Union: A DSGE Model for the Euro Area," EcoMod2016 9622, EcoMod.
    5. Gadatsch, Niklas & Hollmayr, Josef & Stähler, Nikolai, 2016. "Thoughts on a fiscal union in EMU," Discussion Papers 40/2016, Deutsche Bundesbank.
    6. Hubert Kempf, 2017. "Fiscal federalism in a monetary union: the cooperation pitfall," Working Papers 2017-14, Center for Research in Economics and Statistics.
    7. Etienne Farvaque & Florence Huart, 2017. "A policymaker’s guide to a Euro area stabilization fund," Economia Politica: Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics, Springer;Fondazione Edison, vol. 34(1), pages 11-30, April.
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    9. Evers, Michael P., 2012. "Federal fiscal transfer rules in monetary unions," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 56(3), pages 507-525.
    10. Hubert Kempf, 2017. "Fiscal Federalism in a Monetary Union: The Cooperation Pitfall," CESifo Working Paper Series 6725, CESifo Group Munich.
    11. Tervala, Juha, 2007. "Technology Shocks and Employment in Open Economies," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), vol. 1, pages 1-27.
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