Replication package for: "Bailout Dynamics in a Monetary Union" by Michal Kobielarz

Published: 23 February 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/6xjpfr72sp.1
Michal Kobielarz


This package replicates the results in Kobielarz (2023), "Bailout Dynamics in a Monetary Union". The Eurozone bailouts comprised credit lines with low interest rates and long maturity. The favorable lending conditions are equivalent to countries receiving implicit fiscal transfers and are often interpreted as meant to prevent a default in the Eurozone or resolve the crisis. Contrary to this narrative, Greece defaulted on its debt and went through a deep and prolonged recession, despite receiving fiscal assistance. This paper analyzes country bailouts in a monetary union within a framework where sovereign default and exit from the union are two separate decisions. The studied bailouts prevent an exit and, thus, do not exclude subsequent defaults. The model replicates the experience of Greece and captures the coexistence of bailouts, defaults, and recession. It also sheds new light on the moral hazard discussion of bailouts by showing no significant effects from exit-driven bailouts.


Steps to reproduce

Described in the readme.txt file.


Associatie KU Leuven


Economics, International Economics, Macroeconomics


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