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A tool for fiscal policy planning in a medium-term fiscal framework: The FMM-MTFF model

Rodrigo Suescun ()

Economic Modelling, 2020, vol. 88, issue C, 431-446

Abstract: This paper describes the FMM-MTFF model, a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model developed to support the implementation of a Medium-Term Fiscal Framework (MTFF) in emerging market and developing economies. The model exhibits the following features. First, fiscal policy is defined in terms of multi-year fiscal plans, instead of restricting attention to univariate, single-period fiscal shocks. Second, the model temporarily deactivates the fiscal rule to avoid forcing fiscal policy to be mechanically countercyclical and sustainable. Third, the model is calibrated to match a three-sector, stylized version of a country’s input-output table, and finally, the model uses a chain-weighted procedure to measure GDP, a method consistent with what national account compilers do. The model is calibrated to Colombian and Peruvian data to illustrate the use of the model as a tool to quantify the scale of the fiscal challenges, to provide consistent medium-term macro fiscal projections and to assess the quantitative implications of past reforms and alternative fiscal policy plans on the economies, i.e., the typical questions of interest to an MTFF.

Keywords: Commodity boom; Developing countries; Fiscal policy; Fiscal policy plans; Medium-term fiscal framework; Natural resources (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E62 F41 H68 Q33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2019.09.053

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