Fiscal Rules Dataset
1985 - 2012
IMF Fiscal Affairs Department
What are Fiscal Rules? A fiscal rule imposes a long-lasting constraint on fiscal policy through numerical limits on budgetary aggregates.
About this Dataset: It provides systematic information on the use and design of fiscal rules covering national and supranational fiscal rules in 81 countries from 1985 to end-March 2012. The dataset covers four types of rules: budget balance rules (BBR), debt rules (DR), expenditure rules (ER), and revenue rules (RR), applying to the central or general government or the public sector.
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Rules - Table