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https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.42.4.1

Fiscal convergence and sustainability in the European Union

Vladimir Arčabić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-4173-8637 ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Macroeconomics and Economic Development, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (1 MB) str. 353-380 preuzimanja: 150* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Arčabić, V. (2018). Fiscal convergence and sustainability in the European Union. Public Sector Economics, 42 (4), 353-380. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.42.4.1
MLA 8th Edition
Arčabić, Vladimir. "Fiscal convergence and sustainability in the European Union." Public Sector Economics, vol. 42, br. 4, 2018, str. 353-380. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.42.4.1. Citirano 25.11.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Arčabić, Vladimir. "Fiscal convergence and sustainability in the European Union." Public Sector Economics 42, br. 4 (2018): 353-380. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.42.4.1
Harvard
Arčabić, V. (2018). 'Fiscal convergence and sustainability in the European Union', Public Sector Economics, 42(4), str. 353-380. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.42.4.1
Vancouver
Arčabić V. Fiscal convergence and sustainability in the European Union. Public Sector Economics [Internet]. 2018 [pristupljeno 25.11.2020.];42(4):353-380. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.42.4.1
IEEE
V. Arčabić, "Fiscal convergence and sustainability in the European Union", Public Sector Economics, vol.42, br. 4, str. 353-380, 2018. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.42.4.1

Sažetak
This paper analyzes fiscal convergence and sustainability in the European Union using data on government debt, revenues, and expenditures. Absolute fiscal divergence is present in the EU, especially after the sovereign debt crisis. However, we find evidence of fiscal club convergence when clubs are endogenously determined. Club convergence is important for the EU because there is no single fiscal policy and member states’ policies are heterogeneous. Endogenous clubs do not share the usual geographical, political, or development similarities. Fiscal policy in the EU is found to be unsustainable, but it is countercyclical. We use a policy response function where the primary surplus is a function of public debt and the output gap. The primary surplus does not respond to changes in public debt, and this is considered to be unsustainable. However, it increases in expansions and decreases in recessions thus being countercyclical. The countercyclical primary surplus is important for smoothing business cycles.

Ključne riječi
convergence clubs; fiscal sustainability; public debt; structural breaks; log t test; dynamic panel

Hrčak ID: 212695

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/212695

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