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Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stabilisation in the Euro Area: Possible Reforms of the Stability and Growth Pact and National Decision-Making-Processes

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  • Lars Calmfors
  • Giancarlo Corsetti
  • John Flemming
  • Seppo Honkapohja
  • John Kay
  • Willi Leibfritz
  • Gilles Saint-Paul
  • Hans-Werner Sinn
  • Xavier Vives

This chapter analyses the role of fiscal policy as a tool of macroeconomic stabilisation and proposes changes in the EU fiscal rules with the aim of making them more flexible while at the same time maintaining fiscal discipline.

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Article provided by CESifo Group Munich in its journal EEAG Report on the European Economy.

Volume (Year): (2003)
Issue (Month): (05)
Pages: 46-75

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