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Monetary and Fiscal Policy Interaction in the Euro Area with Different Assumptions on the Phillips Curve

  • Peter Bofinger
  • Eric Mayer

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In this paper we apply a static version of a New Keynesian macromodel to a monetary union (see Bofinger et al., J Econ Educ, 37:98–117 (2006), Walsh, J Econ Educ, 33:333–346 (2002)). We show in particular that a harmonious functioning of a monetary union critically depends on the correlation of shocks that hit the currency area. Additionally a high degree of integration in product markets is advantageous for the ECB as it prevents national interest rates from driving a wedge between macroeconomic outcomes across member states. In particular small countries are in need for fiscal policy as an independent stabilization agent with room to breath. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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Volume (Year): 18 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 291-305

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