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Exit Strategies

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  • Winkler, Roland C.
  • Angeloni, Ignazio
  • Faia, Ester

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We study alternative scenarios for exiting the post-crisis fiscal and monetary accommodation using the model of Angeloni and Faia (2010), that combines a standard DSGE framework with a fragile banking sector, suitably modified and calibrated for the euro area. Credibly announced and fast fiscal consolidations dominate – based on simple criteria – alternative strategies incorporating various degrees of gradualism and surprise. The fiscal adjustment should be based on spending cuts or else be relatively skewed towards consumption taxes. The phasing out of monetary accommodation should be simultaneous or slightly delayed. We also find that, contrary to widespread belief, Basel III may well have an expansionary macroeconomic effect.

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  • Winkler, Roland C. & Angeloni, Ignazio & Faia, Ester, 2011. "Exit Strategies," Annual Conference 2011 (Frankfurt, Main): The Order of the World Economy - Lessons from the Crisis 48734, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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    Keywords

    exit strategies; debt consolidation; fiscal policy; monetary policy; capital requirements; bank runs;

    JEL classification:

    • E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • H12 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Crisis Management

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