Fiscal policies, devaluations and exchange rate regimes: the stabilisation programmes of Ireland and Greece
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Alogoskoufis, George S. 'Fiscal policies, devaluations and exchange rate regimes: the stabilisation programmes of Ireland and Greece'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 23, No.3, April, 1992, pp. 225-246. Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
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This paper contrasts the stabilisation programmes of Ireland and Greece in the 1980s and draws out lessons for the design of such programmes in small open economies. Programmes relying on government revenue increases are judged to be less likely to succeed than those based on expenditure reductions. The contribution which devaluation in the initial stages of such a programme can make is also emphasised, but only in the context of a regime with established anti-inflationary credibility.
Author: Alogoskoufis, George S.
Publisher:Economic & Social Studies
Type of material:Journal Article
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