Budget Deficits and Budget Institutions
AbstractBy discussing the available theoretical and empirical literature, this paper argues that budget procedures and budget institutions do influence budget outcomes. Budget institutions include both procedural rules and balanced budget laws. We critically assess theoretical contributions in this area and suggest several open and unresolved issues. We also examine the empirical evidence drawn from studies on samples of OECD countries, Latin American countries and US states.
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Date of creation: May 1996
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Publication status: published as Alberto F. Alesina, Roberto Perotti. "Budget Deficits and Budget Institutions," in James M. Poterba and Jürgen von Hagen, editors, "Fiscal Institutions and Fiscal Performance" University of Chicago Press (1999)
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