This paper analyses the transitions out of fiscal consolidations using annual data for 17 industrial countries over the period 1975-2013 and applying a discrete-time competing risks duration model. Our approach allows us to distinguish the factors behind a successful or an unsuccessful end of fiscal consolidation episodes. The results show that economic and political factors, the size and typology of fiscal adjustments and the occurrence of crises explain the differences in the length and the success/failure of fiscal consolidations. Moreover, while fiscal adjustment programmes that end successfully display positive duration dependence, those that end in an unsuccessful manner are not duration dependent.
|Numero di pagine||17|
|Rivista||JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS, INSTITUTIONS & MONEY|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics and Econometrics
Agnello, L., Sousa, R. M., & Castro, V. (2019). A competing risks tale on successful and unsuccessful fiscal consolidations. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS, INSTITUTIONS & MONEY, 63, 1-17.