Fiscal Institutions and Fiscal Performance

James M. Poterba and Jürgen von Hagen, editors

Published in January 1999 by University of Chicago Press
© 1999 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):PE, EFG

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376 pages
ISBN: 0-226-67623-4

Table of Contents

Front matter: (p. -11 - -2) (bibliographic info) (download)
Acknowledgments: (p. -1) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: James M. Poterba, Jürgen von Hagen (p. 1 - 12) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Budget Deficits and Budget Institutions: Alberto F. Alesina, Roberto Perotti (p. 13 - 36) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. A Model of Endogenous Fiscal Deficits and Delayed Fiscal Reforms: Andres Velasco (p. 37 - 58) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. Consumption Smoothing through Fiscal Policy in OECD and EU Countries: Adriana Arreaza, Bent E. Sgrensen, Oved Yosha (p. 59 - 80) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
4. Government Fragmentation and Fiscal Policy Outcomes: Evidence from OECD Countries: Yianos Kontopoulos, Roberto Perotti (p. 81 - 102) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Institutional Arrangements and Fiscal Performance: The Latin American Experience: Ernesto Stein, Ernesto Talvi, Alejandro Grisanti (p. 103 - 134) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
6. Politics, Institutions, and Public-Sector Spending in the Argentine Provinces: Mark P. Jones, Pablo Sanguinetti, Mariano Tommasi (p. 135 - 150) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Public Debt and Budgetary Procedures: Top Down or Bottom Up? Some Evidence from Swiss Municipalities: Lars P. Feld, Gebhard Kirchgassner (p. 151 - 180) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. State Fiscal Institutions and the U.S. Municipal Bond Market: James M. Poterba, Kim Rueben (p. 181 - 208) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
9. Electoral Institutions, Cabinet Negotiations, and Budget Deficits in the European Union: Mark Hallerberg, Jürgen von Hagen (p. 209 - 232) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
10. Budgetary Institutions and the Levels of Expenditure Outcomes in Australia and New Zealand: Campos, Sanjay Pradhan (p. 233 - 264) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Budgetary Procedures-Aspects and Changes: New Evidence for Some European Countries: Jakob de Haan, Wim Moessen, Bjom Volkerink (p. 265 - 300) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Subnational Budgetary and Stabilization Policies in Canada and Australia: Thomas Courchene (p. 301 - 348) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. Coping with Fiscal Stress: Illusion and Reality in Central Government Budgeting in Japan: Maurice Wright (p. 349 - 376) (bibliographic info) (download)
Contributors: (p. 377 - 378) (bibliographic info) (download)
Author Index: (p. 379 - 382) (bibliographic info) (download)
Subject Index: (p. 383 - 388) (bibliographic info) (download)
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