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Fiscal Consolidation under Market’s Scrutiny: How Do Fiscal Announcements Affect Bond Yields

Author(s): PhDr. Jaromír Baxa Ph.D.,
doc. PhDr. Adam Geršl Ph.D.,
Mgr. Josef Švéda ,
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2022
Number: 11
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Published in: IES Working Papers 11/2022
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: fiscal announcements, bond spreads, EU debt crisis, fiscal consolidation
JEL codes: E62, G01, G12
Suggested Citation: Švéda J., Baxa J. and Geršl A. (2022): "Fiscal Consolidation under Market’s Scrutiny: How Do Fiscal Announcements Affect Bond Yields" IES Working Papers 11/2022. IES FSV. Charles University.
Abstract: We estimate the short-run reactions of bond spreads of selected EU member states vis-à-vis the German bund on fiscal announcements from January 2000 till December 2019. To avoid selection bias, the announcements are scrapped from the Factiva database, and then, depending on their tone, they are classified as hawkish or dovish. We show that announcements of fiscal consolidation decrease the spreads—however, the full-sample result masks substantial time and country variation. The impact of fiscal consolidation is statistically significant, namely in the post-crisis period since the Draghi’s “whatever it takes” speech, but not before the Great Recession or during the European Debt Crisis.
Downloadable: wp_2022_11_sveda, baxa, gersl

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