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Title: Fiscal sustainability: does EU membership change policy behavior? Empirical evidence from cidence from central and eastern Europe
Authors: Bökemeier, Bettina
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)
Università Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC
Bibliographic citation: Bökemeier Bettina (2017), Fiscal sustainability: does EU membership change policy behavior? Empirical evidence from central and eastern Europe. In: The European Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 14, n. 2, 2017, p. 161-175. E-ISSN 1824-2979. DOI: 10.25428/1824-2979/201702-161-175.
Abstract: This paper studies fiscal policy behavior with regard to sustainability for the group of the eight eastern new member states which joined the European Union in 2004. Using the approach of Bohn (1995, 998) the fiscal reaction function is estimated for the years 1996 until 2013. Further, separating the response in periods before and after accession studies potential changes in fiscal sustainability. The results of the panel regressions reveal a positive statistically significant reaction coefficient, indicating sustainable behavior. Moreover, once the responses are split in 2004 the reaction coefficient is somewhat larger in size ahead of the accession. Accounting for the crisis reveals that these years challenge fiscal sustainability.
Journal/Book: The European journal of comparative economics
Appears in Collections:EJCE

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