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EMU's Fiscal Rules and Economic Stabilization

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  • Christophe Schalck

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This paper proposes a quantitative comparison of EMU's different fiscal rules, i.e., the stability and growth Pact, the structural deficit rule and the golden rule. From comparing the economic stabilizing effects of each rule, it concludes that the Pact is not the perfect solution.

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  • Christophe Schalck, 2006. "EMU's Fiscal Rules and Economic Stabilization," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 5(4), pages 1-8.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-05e60006
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    1. Christophe Schalck, 2006. "The stability Pact and the coordination of fiscal policies in the EMU," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 5(9), pages 1-11.

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    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook

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