Fiscal Rules Dataset

1985 - 2014

IMF Fiscal Affairs Department
May, 2015

Quick references: Selected papers and databases that take stock of cross-country experiences with fiscal rules can be found below.

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Quick references

• Debrun, X., L. Moulin, A. Turrini, J. Ayuso-i-Casals and M. S. Kumar (2008), “Tied to the Mast? National Fiscal Rules in the European Union,” Economic Policy, April 2008, pp. 299–362.

• European Commission, Domestic Fiscal Governance Database

• European Commission (2012), Fiscal Frameworks across Member States: Commission Services Country Fiches from the 2011 EPC Peer Review, Occasional Paper No.91, (Brussels: European Commission)

• Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Budget Practices and Procedures Database

• Kopits, G. and S. Symansky (1998), Fiscal Rules, IMF Occasional Paper 162.

• Kumar, M., E. Baldacci, A. Schaechter, A., C. Caceres, D. Kim, X. Debrun, J. Escolano, J. Jonas, P. Karam, I. Yakadina, and R. Zymek (2009), Fiscal Rules—Anchoring Expectations for Sustainable Public Finances, IMF Staff Paper, (Washington: International Monetary Fund).

• Ljungman, G. (2008), Expenditure Ceilings-A Survey, IMF Working Paper 08/282, (Washington: International Monetary Fund)

• Wyplosz, C. (2012), Fiscal Rules: Theoretical Issues and Historical Experiences, NBER Working Paper No. w17884.

• European Commission. Economic Governance

• European Commission. Six-pack? Two-pack? Fiscal Compact? A Short Guide to the New EU Fiscal Governance

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

• Kufa, P., A. Pellechio, and Rizavi, S. (2003), Fiscal Sustainability and Policy Issues in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, IMF Working Paper 03/162 (Washington: International Monetary Fund)

• Schipke, A. (2012), Snapshot of Another Monetary Union, Finance and Development, March 2012 (Washington: International Monetary Fund)

• Iossifov, P., Kinoshita, N., Takebe, M., York, R. C., and Zhan, Z. (2009), Improving Surveillance Across the CEMAC Region, IMF Working Paper 09/260 (Washington: International Monetary Fund)

• Dore, O., and Masson, P. R. (2002), Experience with Budgetary Convergence in the WAEMU, IMF Working Paper 02/108 (Washington: International Monetary Fund)

• West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

• Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)