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On the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Euro Area

This paper analyses the impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Euro area utilizing a simple dynamic macroeconomic model with interaction between monetary policy and fiscal policy. The model consists of an IS curve, a Phillips curve, a term structure relation, a debt accumulation equation and a Taylor monetary policy rule supplemented with a Zero Lower Bound, and a fiscal policy rule. The model is calibrated/estimated for EU-16 countries for the period 1980Q1{2009Q4. The impact of the Global Financial Crisis is studied by means of impulse responses following a combined, prolonged aggregate demand and public debt shock. The simulation mimicking the GFC turns out to work fairly well. However, the required size of the shock is quite large.

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Paper provided by University of Tasmania, School of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 17209.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 16 Oct 2013
Date of revision: 16 Oct 2013
Publication status: Published by the University of Tasmania. Discussion paper 2013-11
Handle: RePEc:tas:wpaper:17209
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