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Government spending and the exchange rate

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  • Giorgio Di Giorgio

    () (LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Economics and Finance, Rome (Italy))

  • Salvatore Nisticò

    () (Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali ed Economiche, Sapienza University of Rome)

  • Guido Traficante

    () (European University of Rome)

Abstract

Contrary to widespread empirical evidence, standard NOEM models imply that the real exchange rate appreciates following an increase in public spending. This paper uses a two-country \perpetual youth" DSGE model with productive government purchases to show to what extent the real exchange rate can instead depreciate after a positive spending shock, thus reconciling the theoretical model with the empirical evidence. In particular, the model is able to imply a depreciation both on impact and in the transition, displaying the hump-shaped response documented by most empirical studies. The transmission mechanism of fiscal shocks works through an increase in domestic private sector productivity and, in turn, lower real marginal costs at Home.

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  • Giorgio Di Giorgio & Salvatore Nisticò & Guido Traficante, 2015. "Government spending and the exchange rate," Working Papers 4/15, Sapienza University of Rome, DISS.
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    1. Giorgio Di Giorgio & Guido Traficante, 2018. "Fiscal Shocks and Helicopter Money in Open Economy," Working Papers 1/18, Sapienza University of Rome, DISS.

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    Keywords

    Exchange Rate; Fiscal Shocks; Endogenous Monetary and Fiscal Policy.;

    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • 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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