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Macroeconomic Effects of EU Transfers in New Member States

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Large inflows from the European Union to the New Member States are likely to significantlyimpact macroeconomic outcomes. In this paper, we use the IMF's Global Integrated Monetaryand Fiscal model (GIMF) to analyze the impact of the transfers and show the conditionsunder which they would help speed up convergence. We find that the EU funds need to bedirected predominantly to investment rather than to income support and that to bestaccompany the EU fund inflows, the policy-mix would need to combine counter-cyclicalpolicy with a strong commitment to the existing monetary regime.

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  • International Monetary Fund, 2008. "Macroeconomic Effects of EU Transfers in New Member States," IMF Working Papers 08/223, International Monetary Fund.
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    Keywords

    Capital flows; Capital inflows; European Economic and Monetary Union; Exchange rate regimes; Investment policy; Monetary policy; Convergence; cross-country transfers; policy-mix; exchange rate; inflation; real exchange rate; real interest rate;

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