Macroeconomic Effects of EU Transfers in New Member States

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

September 1, 2008

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Summary:

Large inflows from the European Union to the New Member States are likely to significantlyimpact macroeconomic outcomes. In this paper, we use the IMF's Global Integrated Monetaryand Fiscal model (GIMF) to analyze the impact of the transfers and show the conditionsunder which they would help speed up convergence. We find that the EU funds need to bedirected predominantly to investment rather than to income support and that to bestaccompany the EU fund inflows, the policy-mix would need to combine counter-cyclicalpolicy with a strong commitment to the existing monetary regime.

Series:

Working Paper No. 08/223

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451870817/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2008223

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

57

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