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Structural Reforms and Fiscal Discipline in Europe

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  • Alessandro Girardi

    (ISAE - Institute for Studies and Economic Analyses and University of Rome Tor Vergata)

  • Paolo Paesani

    (University of Rome Tor Vergata)

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The global slowdown has tested the effectiveness of the European institutional frameworks in supporting both stability and growth which led to a number of proposals for reform regarding the institutional design of the European Union and on the relationship between the goal of fiscal discipline and the plan of structural reforms. This paper aims at collecting and summarising recent contributions on the effectiveness of the institutional framework operating in Europe to fulfil the objectives declared in the Lisbon Agenda under the fiscal constraints established in the Stability and Growth Pact.

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Paper provided by ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY) in its series ISAE Working Papers with number 102.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2008
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Handle: RePEc:isa:wpaper:102

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Keywords: European institutional frameworks; Stability and Growth Pact; Lisbon Strategy.;

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