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Monetary and fiscal policy transmission in Poland

Alfred Haug (), Tomasz Jędrzejowicz and Anna Sznajderska ()

Economic Modelling, 2019, vol. 79, issue C, 15-27

Abstract: This paper combines a fiscal structural vector-autoregression (SVAR) with a monetary SVAR for the Polish transition economy. Data are constructed from scratch in order to account for features of the transition economy and for delays in implementing legislated government spending and tax changes (fiscal foresight). For monetary policy, we find no price puzzles in the combined SVAR. Also, fiscal foresight variables have no statistically significant effects. We calculate an initial government spending multiplier of 0.70, which later peaks at 1.61 for the cumulative multiplier. This multiplier is much larger than multipliers estimated in previous studies not combining fiscal and monetary policy, where they were found to be close to zero. On the other hand, the tax multiplier is generally near zero in our study. We demonstrate the importance of combining fiscal and monetary transmission mechanisms when assessing the effects of government macroeconomic policies.

Keywords: Structural vector autoregressions; Fiscal and monetary policy; Fiscal foresight; Transition economy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E52 E62 C51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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