Mistakes in the Fiscal Policy in Spain before the Crisis

  • Jesús Ferreiro University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU, Department of Applied Economics V, Spain
  • Carmen Gómez University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU, Department of Applied Economics V, Spain
  • Felipe Serrano University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU, Department of Applied Economics V, Spain

Abstract

The paper analyses the mistakes made in the management of the fiscal policy in Spain before the crisis. The authors argue that the low size of the public expenditures, the adoption of a procyclical expansionary fiscal policy the years before the crisis, and the lack of a correct coordination between the Spanish fiscal policy and the ECB’s monetary policy, are key elements to understand the depth and length of the economic crisis and the current high fiscal imbalances in Spain.


Key words: Economic crisis, Fiscal policy, Macroeconomic policy, Spain, Stabilization policy.
JEL: E62, E65.

How to Cite
Ferreiro J., Gómez C., & Serrano F. (2013). Mistakes in the Fiscal Policy in Spain before the Crisis. Panoeconomicus, 60(5), 577-592. doi:10.2298/PAN1305577F
Section
Original scientific paper