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Quadrilemma not Trilemma: Fiscal Policy Matters

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  • Hao Jin

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This paper examines the interactions between fiscal policy and the open economy macroeconomic policy trilemma in a small open economy dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model. I show that the trilemma policy regime choices require fiscal accommodation. Otherwise, when future budget fail to stabilize government liabilities, fiscal imbalance generates exchange rate depreciation, regardless of monetary and capital account policy regimes. In this active fiscal policy regime, fiscal and monetary policy interact to determine the magnitude of exchange rate depreciation, while monetary policy and capital controls manage the timing of the depreciation.

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  • Hao Jin, 2016. "Quadrilemma not Trilemma: Fiscal Policy Matters," CAEPR Working Papers 2016-003, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Department of Economics, Indiana University Bloomington.
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    Keywords

    Trilemma; Fiscal Policy; Capital Account Policy; Exchange Rate Stability; Monetary Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F38 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Financial Policy: Financial Transactions Tax; Capital Controls
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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