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Coordination and Stabilization Gains of Fiscal Policy in a Monetary Union

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  • Susana Salvado

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The issue of fiscal coordination in a Monetary Union is recurrent as monetary policy can no longer be used as a national stabilization policy instrument. We measure the increase in welfare due to the coordination of fiscal policies in the typical Neo-Keynesian environment, where monetary policy would have significantive and persistent real effects. We propose a decomposition of coordination gains into a deterministic and a stochastic parcel. We show that the deterministic fiscal coordination gain is high but that the stochastic gain, often called stabilization gain, is very small generating, for our calibration, an increase of 0.0161 percentage points, measured in consumption equivalents.

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  • Susana Salvado, 2009. "Coordination and Stabilization Gains of Fiscal Policy in a Monetary Union," GEE Papers 0013, Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos, Ministério da Economia, revised Mar 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:mde:wpaper:0013
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    Keywords

    Coordination; Fiscal Policy; Gains; Nash.;

    JEL classification:

    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission

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