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I Overview

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Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

In recent decades, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain—along with most industrial countries—witnessed a sharp rise in the size of government and a large accumulation of public debt. While the latt...

II Fiscal Policy and the Fiscal Framework in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

II Fiscal Policy and the Fiscal Framework in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

Fiscal Policy in Practice: An Overview To identify some of the shortcomings that fiscal rules may seek to address, this section provides an overview of how fiscal policy has been con...

III Fiscal Rules: Issues and Experiences

III Fiscal Rules: Issues and Experiences »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

Rules constrain policymakers’ autonomy in policy decisions. But what is the justification for limiting discretion in fiscal policy? While recognizing that history, tradition, and preferences—in addition to e...

IV Fiscal Rules and the Effects of Fiscal Policy on Economic Activity

IV Fiscal Rules and the Effects of Fiscal Policy on Economic Activity »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

In this section, the impact of fiscal policy on economic activity under discretion and under rules is investigated. More specifically, we ask whether fiscal rules imply a change in the behavioral reactions o...

Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062160.084

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

Fiscal rules can help to counteract the deficits and spending biases that too often originate in the political process. Rules that constrain spending--rather than the balance--allow fiscal policy to be countercycli...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

Fiscal rules can help to counteract the deficits and spending biases that too often originate in the political process. Rules that constrain spending--rather than the balance--allow fiscal policy to be countercycli...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

Fiscal rules can help to counteract the deficits and spending biases that too often originate in the political process. Rules that constrain spending--rather than the balance--allow fiscal policy to be countercycli...

V Conclusions

V Conclusions »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

This paper has reviewed fiscal policy and the fiscal framework in four of the largest economies of the euro area—France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. As in many other advanced economies, the size...