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Fiscal Policy Announcements of Italian Governments and Spread Reaction during the Sovereign Debt Crisis

Matteo Falagiarda and W. D. Gregori

Working Papers from Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna

Abstract: This paper attempts to evaluate the effects of fiscal policy announcements by the Italian government on the long-term sovereign bond spread of Italy relative to Germany. After collecting data on relevant fiscal policy announcements, we perform an econometric comparative analysis between the three cabinets that followed one another during the period 2009-2013. The results suggest that only fiscal policy announcements made by members of Monti's cabinet have been effective in influencing the Italian spread, revealing a remarkable credibility gap between Monti's technocratic administration and Berlusconi's and Letta's governments.

JEL-codes: E43 E62 G01 G12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-09
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