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Tracking Monetary-Fiscal Interactions Across Time and Space

Michal Franta, Jan Libich () and Petr Stehlik

Working Papers from Czech National Bank

Abstract: The fiscal position of many countries is worrying - and getting worse. Should formally independent central bankers be concerned about observed fiscal excesses spilling over to monetary policy and jeopardizing price stability? To provide some insights, this paper tracks the interactions between fiscal and monetary policies in the data across time and space. It makes three main contributions. The first one is methodological: we combine two recent econometric procedures - time-varying parameter vector autoregression with sign restrictions identification - and discuss the advantages of this approach. The second contribution is positive: we show how monetary-fiscal interactions and other macroeconomic variables have changed over time in six industrial countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, the UK, and the U.S.). The third contribution is normative: the paper highlights the role of the institutional design of each posis and unpleasant monetarist arithmetic.

Keywords: Fiscal gap; monetary-fiscal interactions; sign restrictions; time-varying parameters VAR; unpleasant monetarist arithmetic. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C10 E61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-06
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