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Fiscal Stimulus and Credibility in Emerging Countries

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  • Magda Kandil

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    (Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund, District of Columbia, 700 Nineteenth St., Washington DC 20431, USA.)

  • Hanan Morsy

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    (Office of the Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN, UK.)

Across a sample of 34 emerging countries, the evidence shows the frequent existence of a pro-cyclical fiscal impulse. However, the scope for counter-cyclical policy increases with the availability of international reserves, as it enhances credibility and mitigates concerns about the effect of expansionary fiscal policy on the cost of borrowing and debt service. The paper also examines the effectiveness of the fiscal policy in emerging countries in the short run and long run and its underlying conditions, which does not appear to be uniform.

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Volume (Year): 40 (2014)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 420-439

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