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Effect of credibility and reputation on discretionary fiscal policy: empirical evidence from Colombia

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  • Juan Camilo Galvis Ciro

    (Universidad Pontifica Bolivariana)

  • Helder Ferreira de Mendonça

    (Fluminense Federal University and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq))

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This paper relates to the literature on the possible effect of inflation targeting on fiscal discipline in developing countries. In particular, we present empirical evidence to address this issue based on the Colombian experience. This study relies on two main issues. The first is to verify whether the adoption of inflation targeting in Colombia affected the discretionary fiscal component in the period 2004–2014. The second issue is to analyze whether the monetary credibility amplified the effect of the monetary policy on changes in the discretionary fiscal component. The results denote that inflation targeting causes an impact on fiscal policy in Colombia. In particular, the greater monetary credibility the less change in discretionary fiscal component is observed.

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  • Juan Camilo Galvis Ciro & Helder Ferreira de Mendonça, 2017. "Effect of credibility and reputation on discretionary fiscal policy: empirical evidence from Colombia," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 53(4), pages 1529-1552, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:53:y:2017:i:4:d:10.1007_s00181-016-1177-2
    DOI: 10.1007/s00181-016-1177-2
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    Discretionary fiscal policy; Fiscal impulse; Inflation targeting; Credibility; Reputation;
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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy; Modern Monetary Theory
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General

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