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Non-Ricardian fiscal policies in an open monetary union

Author(s): Javier Andrés, Fernando Ballabriga, Javier Vallés

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The fiscal theory of the price level has challenged the conventional view of that monetary factors drive prices and exchange rates and has also provided a rationale for fiscal restrictions in a monetary union. This paper extends the main results of this theory in the context of an open monetary union model.

  • First, it analyzes solutions to the indeterminacy of the exchange rate, some of which have non-standard macroeconomic implications
  • Second, it shows in a calibrated model the consequences for the monetary union of fiscal misdirection in one of its members.

(European Economy. Economic Papers 169. April 2002. Brussels. 35pp. Tab. Free.)

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