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Title: Fiscal Consolidation in an Open Economy

Author(s): Christopher Erceg and Jesper Lindé

Publication Date: April 2012

Keyword(s): currency union, fiscal policy, monetary policy, New Keynesian Small Open Economy DSGE Model and zero lower bound constraint

Programme Area(s): International Macroeconomics

Abstract: This paper uses a New Keynesian DSGE model of a small open economy to compare how the effects of fiscal consolidation differ depending on whether monetary policy is constrained by currency union membership or by the zero lower bound on policy rates. We show that there are important differences in the impact of fiscal shocks across these monetary regimes that depend both on the duration of the zero lower bound and on features that determine the responsiveness of inflation.

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Erceg, C and Lindé, J. 2012. 'Fiscal Consolidation in an Open Economy'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.