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Monetary-Fiscal Interactions and the Euro Area's Malaise

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  • Jarocinski, Marek
  • Mackowiak, Bartosz Adam

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When monetary and fiscal policy are conducted as in the euro area, output, inflation, and government bond default premia are indeterminate according to a standard general equilibrium model with sticky prices extended to include defaultable public debt. With sunspots, the model mimics the recent euro area data. We specify an alternative configuration of monetary and fiscal policy, with a non-defaultable eurobond. If this policy arrangement had been in place since the onset of the Great Recession, output could have been much higher than in the data with inflation in line with the ECB's objective.

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  • Jarocinski, Marek & Mackowiak, Bartosz Adam, 2017. "Monetary-Fiscal Interactions and the Euro Area's Malaise," CEPR Discussion Papers 12020, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    Keywords

    fiscal theory of the price level; eurobond; self-ful lfiling expectations; zero lower bound;
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    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy

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