Tag: Fiscal policy

On the Risk of a Sovereign Debt Crisis in Italy

(together with Tobias Knedlik and Axel Lindner), Intereconomics 53(6), 2018, 316-319. Abstract: The intention for the Italian government to stimulate business activity via large increases in government spending is not in line with the stabilisation of the public debt ratio.

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The Effects of Fiscal Policy in an Estimated DSGE Model – The Case of the German Stimulus Packages During the Great Recession

Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2018 and IWH Discussion Paper 34/2017 (together with Andrej Drygalla and Konstantin Kiesel). Abstract: In this paper, we analyse the effects of the stimulus packages adopted by the German government during the Great Recession. We employ a standard

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Interest Benefits from the Debt Crisis to the German Budget

(with Reint Gropp), IWH Online 8/2015, 1-14 Abstract: In a recent IWH online note, the IWH suggested that due to “flight to safety” effects, Germany was able to issue government debt at lower rates than otherwise would have been possible.

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