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Proaño, Christian R.
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IMK Working Paper 129
This paper studies the dynamics of macroeconomic risk, fiscal policy and the macroeconomy in a two-country monetary union framework, under the assumption that agents do not have rational expectations, but use heuristics to determine their consumption over time, as well as to assess macroeconomic risk. Further, the macroeconomic consequences of a divergence between the design of fiscal policy and the behavioral perception of macroeconomic risk by the financial markets are investigated using numerical simulations. Among other things, these simulations show that an extreme focus on debt stabilization can be counterproductive if the financial markets care more about other indicators, such as the country's output gap or external imbalances.
Behavioral macroeconomics
macroeconomic risk
fiscal policy rules
monetary unions
macroeconomic stability
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Working Paper

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