Fiscal-Financial Vulnerabilities

Publication: White Paper No. 62
Topic Area: Macro and Finance
Authors: Ludger Schuknecht
Date: Aug 2019
Keywords: fiscal financial vulnerabilities, fiscal variables, public finance

The paper analyses the linkages from financial developments to public finances. It maps and discusses the transmission channels to fiscal variables. These channels include asset prices, financing conditions, balance sheets of banks, non-banks and central banks and international linkages. The study argues that the fiscal effects via each and all these channels can be very serious in magnitude and can put the sustainability of public finances at risk. However, there is an only limited in–depth analysis of these channels and risks.

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