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Can fiscal consolidations be expansionary in the EU? Ex-post evidence and ex-ante analysis

  • Gabriele Giudice
  • Alessandro Turrini
  • Jan in 't Veld

This paper analyses non-Keynesian effects in fiscal consolidations in the EU. The analysis is carried out both ex-post, i.e. by looking at the emergence of expansionary consolidations in the past and at their characteristics, and ex-ante, i.e. by simulating with the European Commission QUEST model under which conditions public finance consolidation would exhibit non-Keynesian effects in the current EMU context.

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Paper provided by Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission in its series European Economy - Economic Papers with number 195.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2003
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Handle: RePEc:euf:ecopap:0195
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