Expenditure Reform in Industrialised Countries: A Case Study Approach


Hauptmeier, Sebastian ; Heipertz, Martin ; Schuknecht, Ludger


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/1374
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-13740
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2006
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: H6 O57 H5 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Öffentliche Ausgaben , Wirtschaftswachstum , Beschäftigung
Abstract: This study examines reforms of public expenditure in industrialised countries over the past two decades. We distinguish ambitious and timid reformers and analyse in detail reform experiences in eight case studies of ambitious reform episodes. We find that ambitious reform countries reduce spending on transfers, subsidies and public consumption while largely sparing education spending. Such expenditure retrenchment is also typically part of a comprehensive reform package that includes improvements in fiscal institutions as well as structural and other macroeconomic reforms. The study finds that ambitious expenditure retrenchment and reform coincides with large improvements in fiscal and economic growth indicators.
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Hauptmeier, Sebastian ; Heipertz, Martin ; Schuknecht, Ludger (2006) Expenditure Reform in Industrialised Countries: A Case Study Approach. Open Access [Working paper]
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