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Similarities and Differences in the Composition of Public Expenditures in the European Union

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  • Jesus Ferreiro
  • Maribel del Valle
  • Carmen Gomez

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The European Union (EU) is putting emphasis on the need to change the composition of public expenditures to what, according to the public policies endogenous models, is considered a high quality of public finances (i.e., a higher share of productive expenditures). These recommendations are the same for all EU member states. Together with the fiscal requirements arising from the Maastricht Treaty and the Stability and Growth Pact, EU authorities are promoting a one-size-fits-all fiscal policy model. Our paper analyzes the differences existing in the composition of public expenditures in the EU. If this composition is significantly different, that would mean that in the EU there are differences in the national preferences about the role/size of public expenditures, something that would not allow implementing a single model of public sector and fiscal policy.

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  • Jesus Ferreiro & Maribel del Valle & Carmen Gomez, 2012. "Similarities and Differences in the Composition of Public Expenditures in the European Union," Journal of Economic Issues, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(3), pages 633-660.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:jeciss:v:46:y:2012:i:3:p:633-660
    DOI: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624460303
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    1. Jesús Ferreiro & Catalina Gálvez & Ana González, 2015. "Fiscal Policies in the European Union during the Crisis," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, vol. 62(2), pages 131-155, June.
    2. Alicja Sekula & Joanna Smiechowicz, 2016. "Systems Of General Grants For Local Governments In Selected Eu Countries Against The Background Of The General Theory Of Fiscal Policy," Equilibrium. Quarterly Journal of Economics and Economic Policy, Institute of Economic Research, vol. 11(4), pages 711-734, December.
    3. Tomasz Uryszek, 2014. "Public finance crisis and sustainable development financing – evidence from EU economies," Copernican Journal of Finance & Accounting, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika, vol. 3(1), pages 161-173.
    4. repec:voj:journl:v:63:y:2016:i:2:p:211-230 is not listed on IDEAS

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