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EMU's Fiscal Rules and Economic Stabilization

  • Christophe Schalck


    (EconomiX, University of Paris X)

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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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    Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 1-8

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    Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-05e60006
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