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Monetary-fiscal interactions and the euro area's malaise

Marek Jarociński and Bartosz Maćkowiak ()

Journal of International Economics, 2018, vol. 112, issue C, 251-266

Abstract: When monetary and fiscal policy are conducted as in the euro area, output, inflation, and government bond default premia are indeterminate according to a standard sticky-price general equilibrium model extended to include defaultable public debt. With sunspots, the model mimics the recent euro area data. We specify an alternative configuration of monetary and fiscal policy, with a non-defaultable eurobond. If this policy arrangement had been in place since the onset of the Great Recession, output could have been much higher than in the data with inflation in line with the ECB's objective.

Keywords: Zero lower bound; Fiscal theory of the price level; Self-fulfilling expectations; Eurobond (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E31 E32 E63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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