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Joint Macro Research Seminar - Johannes Pfeifer (Universität der Bundeswehr München)

Mr. Keynes meets the Classics: Government Spending and the Real Exchange Rate

Catégorie : conférence/cours/séminaire (spécialisé)
Date : 16/12/2021 16:30 - 16/12/2021 18:00
Orateur(s) : Johannes Pfeifer
Organisateur(s) : Romain Houssa


In economies with fixed exchange rates, the adjustment to government spending shocks is asymmetric. A fiscal expansion appreciates the real exchange rate but does not stimulate output. A fiscal contraction does not alter the exchange rate, but lowers output. We develop these insights in a two-sector model of a small

open economy with downward nominal wage rigidity. We establish new empirical evidence that supports the predictions of the model along several dimensions: not only does the exchange rate regime shape the fiscal transmission mechanism as predicted by the model—in doing so it also interacts with economic slack and inflation

Peter Claeys (VUB), Pierrick Clerc (ULiège), Ferre De Graeve (KU Leuven), Romain Houssa (UNamur), Robert Kollmann (ULB), Yasin Kursat Önder (UGent), Luca Pensieroso (UCLouvain), Roland Winkler (UAntwerpen) and Raf Wouters (NBB).


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