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EMU fiscal indicators: a misleading compass?

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  • Fabrizio Balassone
  • Daniele Franco
  • Stefania Zotteri

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  • Fabrizio Balassone & Daniele Franco & Stefania Zotteri, 2006. "EMU fiscal indicators: a misleading compass?," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 33(2), pages 63-87, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:empiri:v:33:y:2006:i:2:p:63-87
    DOI: 10.1007/s10663-006-9008-x
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    2. Fabrizio Balassone & Daniele Franco & Stefania Zotteri, 2007. "The Reliability of EMU FIscal Indicators: Risks and Safeguards," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 633, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
    3. Timothy C. Irwin, 2015. "Defining The Government'S Debt And Deficit," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 29(4), pages 711-732, September.
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    8. Vito Tanzi, 2006. "Fiscal Policy: When Theory Collides with Reality," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 9110, Inter-American Development Bank.
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    Keywords

    EMU; Fiscal rules; Fiscal indicators; H60; H62; H63;
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    JEL classification:

    • H60 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - General
    • H62 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Deficit; Surplus
    • H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt

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