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書名 Policy instruments for sound fiscal policies [electronic resource] : fiscal rules and institutions / edited by Joaquim Ayuso-i-Casals, Servaas Deroose, Elena Flores, Laurent Moulin
出版項 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
國際標準書號 9780230271791
國際標準號碼 10.1057/9780230271791 doi
book jacket
說明 xvi, 356 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
系列 Finance and capital markets
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Part I: Fiscal rules and institutions as useful devices to address the deficit bias. -- Dealing with the deficit bias :rpinciples and policies / Singe Krogstrup and Wharles Wyplosz -- The discipline-enhancing role of fiscal institutions: theory and empirical evidence / Xavier Debrun and Mambmohan S. Kumar -- The surplus factor / Teunis Broesens and Peter Wierts -- Comments on Part I / Carlos Mart©Øinez Mongay -- Part II:Forms of Governance, rules and institutions. -- The design of fiscal rules and forms of governance in European Union countries / Mark Hallerberg, Rolf Strauch and J©·urgenvon Hagen -- National fiscal institutionsand the stability and growth pact: are 'delegation states'at a disadvantage? / Dermot Hodson -- Comments on Part II / Charles Wyplosz --PartIII: Specific institutional arrangements to improve fiscal polity -- Rainy day funds: can they make a difference in Europe? / Fabrizio Balassone, Daniele Franco & and Stefania Zotteri -- Beyond the SGP: features and effects of EU national-level fiscal rules /Joaquim Ayuso-i-Casals ... [et al.] -- Who provides signals to voters about government competence on fiscal matters? The importance of independent watchdogs /Elo©·iseSt©Øeclebout-Orseau and Mark Hallerberg -- Optimal debt policy and an institutional proposal to help in its implementation / Tatiana Kirsanova, Campbell Leith and Simon Wren-Lewis -- Comments on Part III / TeresaTer-Minassian -- Part IV: Country specific experiences -- The Swedish budget 'model': a genuine beauty or in need of a face lift? / Robert Boije and Jonas Fischer -- Fiscal councils, independent forecasts and the budgetary process: lessons from the Belgian case / Igor Lebrun -- Comments on Part IV / Lars Jonung
Economic literature has extensively analysed how taxes, government spending and budget balances should be set over the cycle in order to ensure the conduct of an appropriate fiscal policy. However, experience has shown that governments do not always pursue sound and sustainable policies. Rather, they have a tendency to implement pro-cyclical policies, in both good and bad times, while debt ratios have increased in many countries over the past few decades due to protracted budgetary deficits. The causes of this deficit bias and the tendency to conduct pro-cyclical budgetary policies are related to the common pool problem, policy makers' short-term approach, and voters' fiscal illusion.These elements can lead to an inappropriate use of discretionary decision making andtime-inconsistent fiscal policies, which is particularly worrisome in the context of EMU due to their potentially adverse spillover effects. Policy makers and academics generally agree that the institutional settingof a country critically determines the quality of economic policy making. In particular, the elements that form domestic fiscal frameworks, namely fiscal rules and institutions and budgetary procedures, are key factors influencing the conduct of budgetary policy and limiting the emergence of a deficit bias and the implementation of pro-cyclical fiscal policies. This book focuses on two of these elements: numerical budgetary rules and independent fiscal institutions. The role of these institutional arrangements in shaping budgetary outcomes as well as some specific country experiences are analyzed and assessed throughout this volume, leading to conclusions on the instrumental character of these devices in promoting sound and sustainable fiscal policy
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 11, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
鏈接 Original 9789279093104 927909310X (DLC) 2009035263 (OCoLC)435711145
主題 Fiscal policy
Policy sciences
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Ayuso-i-Casals, Joaquim, 1961-
Deroose, Servaas
Flores, Elena, 1960-
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