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Heterogeneity of households and the effects of fiscal policy in CEE countries


  • Piotr Krajewski

    (Institute of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, Poland)


We analyse the effects of fiscal policy in non-EMU Central and Eastern European counties. The analysis is based on new Keynesian model, which takes into account both optimizing Ricardian households and non-Ricardian households with liquidity constraints. Results of the study indicate that the share of non-Ricardians has significant impact on fiscal multipliers. The government spending multiplier reaches 3 in the country with highest share of non- Ricardian households, whereas in the country with lowest share of non-Ricardians is lower than one. Also effects of government spending shocks on consumption are very sensitive to the share of households with liquidity constraints.

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  • Piotr Krajewski, 2016. "Heterogeneity of households and the effects of fiscal policy in CEE countries," Lodz Economics Working Papers 2/2016, University of Lodz, Faculty of Economics and Sociology.
  • Handle: RePEc:ann:wpaper:2/2016

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    1. Pawel Baranowski, 2011. "Monetary Policy Rule For Poland – Results For Various Specifactions," Oeconomia Copernicana, Institute of Economic Research, vol. 2(3), pages 5-21, September.
    2. Günter Coenen & Roland Straub, 2005. "Does Government Spending Crowd in Private Consumption? Theory and Empirical Evidence for the Euro Area," International Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 8(3), pages 435-470, December.
    3. Fatás, Antonio & Mihov, Ilian, 2001. "The Effects of Fiscal Policy on Consumption and Employment: Theory and Evidence," CEPR Discussion Papers 2760, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    fiscal policy; government spending; new Keynesian model; heterogeneity of households; non-Ricardian households.;

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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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