Monetary Policy and Fiscal Rules

Piergallini AlessandroMarini GiancarloAnnicchiarico Barbara
CEIS Research Paper
This paper studies the performance of monetary policy under alternative fiscal regimes in a dynamic New Keynesian optimizing general equilibrium model with wealth effects. The interactions between fiscal policy and interest rate rules are shown to have relevant implications for the existence of a unique rational expectations equilibrium. When calibrated to Euro Area quarterly data, the model simulation results show that the preferred monetary-fiscal regime for inflation stabilization consists of a generalized Taylor rule with a low degree of inertia coupled with a public debt-GDP ratio targeting rule.
Number: 50
Keywords: Fiscal Policy Rules, Monetary Policy, Wealth Effects
JEL codes: E52, E58, E63
Date: Monday, March 1, 2004
Revision Date: Monday, March 1, 2004