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Fiscal indicators - Proceedings of the the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs Workshop held on 22 September 2006 in Brussels

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  • Martin Larch
  • Jo�o Nogueira Martins

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Fiscal indicators are the backbone of effective fiscal policy-making, including the coordination and surveillance of budgetary policy at the EU level. The quality and success of the EU surveillance framework, in particular the timeliness and appropriateness of any policy recommendation or decision taken in the context of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), crucially depend on the quality of its diagnostic instruments. The right conclusions can only be drawn if the underlying analysis is comprehensive and accurate.

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Paper provided by Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission in its series European Economy - Economic Papers with number 297.

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Length: 230 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2007
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Handle: RePEc:euf:ecopap:0297

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Keywords: fiscal indicators; government budget; EU fiscal surveillance; sustainability of fiscal policy; cyclically adjusted budget balance; Larch; Nogueira Martins;

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