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Abschlussbericht zu Forschungsvorhaben fe 5/14: "Automatic stabilizers in the Eurozone: Analysis of their effectiveness at the member state and euro area level and in international comparison"

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  • Dolls, Mathias
  • Fuest, Clemens
  • Kock, Jan
  • Peichl, Andreas
  • Wehrhöfer, Nils
  • Wittneben, Christian

Abstract

We analyze the effectiveness of fiscal policy in general and automatic stabilizers in particular to stabilize output in Eurozone member states under the current institutional framework of fiscal governance. First, a descriptive analysis based on macro data is conducted for the period 2007-2014, bothfor ex-post as well as real-time data. In the second step, we analyze the potential of automatic stabilizers for output stabilization in steady state, i.e., when member states have achieved balanced budgets, using micro data and microsimulation tools for Europe and the United States.

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  • Dolls, Mathias & Fuest, Clemens & Kock, Jan & Peichl, Andreas & Wehrhöfer, Nils & Wittneben, Christian, 2014. "Abschlussbericht zu Forschungsvorhaben fe 5/14: "Automatic stabilizers in the Eurozone: Analysis of their effectiveness at the member state and euro area level and in international comparison&quo," ZEW Expertises, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research, number 111444, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:zewexp:111444
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    Keywords

    Automatic Stabilization; Stability and Growth Pact;

    JEL classification:

    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy

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