Medium-Term Budgetary Frameworks - Lessons for Austria from International Experience

 
Author/Editor: Lundb├Ąck, Erik J.
 
Publication Date: June 01, 2008
 
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Summary: The Austrian government is about to introduce a new fiscal management framework. The first step is to introduce a medium-term budgetary framework, including an expenditure rule. The paper focuses on this first step. The purpose is to describe and evaluate the Austrian model in light of other countries' experiences with their frameworks. An attempt is made to identify features that have proven to be effective elsewhere and that can be applied to the Austrian case. The paper also identifies potential challenges and possible trade-offs when implementing the framework.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 08/163
Subject(s): Austria | Fiscal policy | Fiscal management | National budgets | Government expenditures

Author's Keyword(s): Fiscal Frameworks | Fiscal Rules
 
English
Publication Date: June 01, 2008
Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2008163 Pages: 30
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