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Reconsidering The Pros and Cons of Fiscal Policy Co-ordination in a Monetary Union: Should We Set Public Expenditure Targets ?

  • Marco Catenaro


  • Patrizio Tirelli

We reconsider the merits of fiscal policy co-ordination in a monetary union distinguishing between and inflation targeting regime and delegation to a weight conservative central bank. We argue that a contractualist approach a la Walsh should be extended to the conduct of fiscal policy, setting explicit public expenditure targets.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, University of Surrey in its series School of Economics Discussion Papers with number 0002.

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Date of creation: Feb 2000
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Handle: RePEc:sur:surrec:0002
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