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Fiscal devaluation scenarios: a quantitative assessment for the Italian economy

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  • Barbara Annicchiarico
  • Fabio Di Dio
  • Francesco Felici

We study the potential impact of fiscal devaluation policies on the Italian economy using IGEM, a dynamic general equilibrium model for the Italian economy developed at the Department of Treasury of the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance. The simulations show that fiscal devaluation policies are likely to produce slight improvements on the external position of the economy only in the short run, while the output gains seem to persist in the long run. Non-negligible distributional effects across households are also observed, since taxation on consumption tends to be regressive.

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Date of creation: Feb 2014
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