Macroeconomic Stabilization, Monetary-Fiscal Interactions, and Europe's Monetary Union

27 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2017

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Giancarlo Corsetti

University of Cambridge; University of Rome III - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Luca Dedola

Bank of Italy; European Central Bank (ECB)

Marek Jarocinski

European Central Bank (ECB)

Bartosz Maćkowiak

European Central Bank (ECB)

Sebastian Schmidt

European Central Bank (ECB)

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Date Written: October 2017

Abstract

The euro area recently experienced a prolonged period of weak economic activity and very low inflation. This paper reviews models of business cycle stabilization with an eye to formulating lessons for policy in the euro area. According to standard models, after a large recessionary shock accommodative monetary and fiscal policy together may be necessary to stabilize economic activity and inflation. The paper describes practical ways for the euro area to be able to implement an effective monetary-fiscal policy mix.

Keywords: eurobond, Government bonds, Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Lower Bound on Nominal Interest Rates, Self-Fulfilling Sovereign Default

JEL Classification: E31, E62, E63

Suggested Citation

Corsetti, Giancarlo and Dedola, Luca and Jarocinski, Marek and Maćkowiak, Bartosz and Schmidt, Sebastian, Macroeconomic Stabilization, Monetary-Fiscal Interactions, and Europe's Monetary Union (October 2017). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12371. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3053899

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