Fiscal Governance after the Financial Crisis: A Review

Andrew Hughes Hallett

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Abstrakt

Economists have traditionally used a simple rule that restricts primary deficits to less than a threshold given by the interest-growth rate differential and existing debt in order to judge fiscal sustainability. This rule derives from a single period application of the government budget constraint. It is not forward looking. In the equivalent dynamic rule, the primary surplus needs to match any expected, discounted increases in public spending, the net interest on existing debt, and preferences for extending debt relative to changing taxes.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEconomic Analysis and Policy
Vol/bind64
Sider (fra-til)54-63
Antal sider10
ISSN0313-5926
DOI
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2019

Emneord

  • Sustainable public debt
  • Primary deficit rules
  • Fiscal space

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