Effects of Fiscal Consolidation in the Czech Republic

Author/Editor: Stephen Snudden ; Vladimir Klyuev
Publication Date: March 01, 2011
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Summary: This paper uses the IMF’s Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model (GIMF) to assess the impact of fiscal consolidation on the Czech economy. Its contribution is threefold. First, it provides estimates of dynamic fiscal multipliers for a variety of fiscal instruments (tax and expenditure), consolidation durations, assumptions about credibility, and monetary policy responses. Second, the paper evaluates the impact on the economy of tightening measures envisaged in the 2011 budget. Third, the paper considers alternative packages for consolidation beyond 2011 to achieve the government’s balanced budget target by 2016 and identifies which forms of adjustment are more "growth-friendly".
Series: Working Paper No. 11/65
Subject(s): Budgets | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal policy

Author's Keyword(s): fiscal multipliers | fiscal consolidation | fiscal policy | general equilibrium models.
Publication Date: March 01, 2011
ISBN/ISSN: 9781455228058/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2011065 Pages: 65
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