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Fiscal Determinants of Inflation :, A Primer for the Middle East and North Africa, Ludvig Söderling, Domenico Fanizza

Abstract
Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have recently experienced surges in money growth that apparently have not generated significant inflationary pressures. Moreover, several MENA countries have followed monetary policy rules that according to standard monetary theory should have produced macroeconomic instability and possibly hyperinflation. We argue that the Fiscal Theory of the Price Level could usefully provide insights on these developments. Our main conclusion is that a sound fiscal position constitutes a necessary condition for macroeconomic stability whereas "sound" monetary policy is neither sufficient nor necessary. Hence, fiscal policy and public debt deserve particular attention for maintaining macroeconomic stability, by and large consistent with Fund policy advice to MENA countries
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. MONEY AND PRICES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: THE PUZZLE OF THE MISSING INFLATION""; ""III. AN ALTERNATIVE ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK: THE FISCAL THEORY OF PRICES""; ""A. The Underlying Model: Standard Cash-in-Advance""; ""B. Multiple Equilibria""; ""IV. THE FISCAL THEORY OF THE PRICE LEVEL APPLIED TO MENA""; ""V. IMPLICATIONS FOR FUND POLICY ADVICE""; ""REFERENCES""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"October 2006."
Physical Description
1 online resource (17 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781462304394

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