Fiscal Reaction to Interest Payments-the Case of Serbia

Andrić, Vladimir and Arsić, Milojko and Nojković, Aleksandra (2016) Fiscal Reaction to Interest Payments-the Case of Serbia. Industrija: časopis za ekonomiku industrije. pp. 117-144. ISSN 0350-0373

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Abstract

We focus on the response of primary fiscal balance to interest payments and borrowing costs on Serbian public debt before, during and in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Our analysis reveals: i) policy makers financed up to 50% of each percentage point increase in interest payments to GDP ratio with new public debt issuance; ii) the government has responded to rising interest payments and borrowing costs by reducing primary fiscal balance from the onset of the global financial crisis; iii) the response of primary fiscal balance to interest payments mimics the response of primary fiscal balance to the costs of borrowing; iv) fiscal austerity measures adopted after the breach of fiscal rule for public debt have been insufficient to stabilize fiscal policy stance in Serbia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=228756236
Uncontrolled Keywords: Serbia, Fiscal Sustainability, Augmented Fiscal Reaction Function, Global Financial Crisis, Costs, Debt, Payments
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 13:49
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 13:49
URI: http://ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/1142

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