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528 - Quality in Exports - Hylke Vandenbussche

528 - Quality in Exports - Hylke Vandenbussche

This paper develops and implements a new quality metric that allows for a quality ranking of exported products by EU countries and world competitors, to a common destination market.

Categories: Economic indicators; Product markets

Series : Economic Papers

 
527 - Is unemployment structural or cyclical? Main features of job matching in the EU after the crisis - Alfonso Arpaia, Aron Kiss and Alessandro Turrin

527 - Is unemployment structural or cyclical? Main features of job matching in the EU after the crisis - Alfonso Arpaia, Aron Kiss and Alessandro Turrin

This economic paper analyses various aspects of labour market matching in Europe and contributes to the study of whether unemployment is mostly cyclical or structural in different member states.

Categories: Structural policies, growth and development; Labour markets; Economic crisis

Series : Economic Papers

 
200 - Assessing Public Debt Sustainability in EU Member States: A Guide

200 - Assessing Public Debt Sustainability in EU Member States: A Guide

Analysing recent and prospective public debt developments and risks to debt sustainability is crucial for EA countries and the EU as a whole to be able to formulate appropriate policy responses. To this aim, the Commission services (Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs) conduct, on a regular basis, detailed public debt sustainability analysis.

Categories: Public finances; EU Member State economies; Forecasts

Serie: Occasional Papers

 
526 - Evaluating Fiscal Policy: A Rule of Thumb - Nicolas Carnot

526 - Evaluating Fiscal Policy: A Rule of Thumb - Nicolas Carnot

This paper introduces a simple rule for appraising the economic soundness of fiscal policies. It connects fiscal policy to a long-run debt objective, taken as an anchor, while arbitraging symmetrically between this debt objective and output stabilisation. The rule offers a benchmark to assess the evolution of primary expenditure, net of the impact of discretionary revenue measures, taken as a proper operational target for annual fiscal policy.

Categories: Economic policy coordination; Public finances; The euro

Series: Economic Papers

 
525 - Public Spending Reviews: design, conduct, implementation - Caroline Vandierendonck

525 - Public Spending Reviews: design, conduct, implementation - Caroline Vandierendonck

Public expenditure accounts for almost half of the annual wealth created in the EU (49.0% of GDP in 2013). A major policy lesson stemming from the crisis is the need to enhance expenditure performance, which can be defined as the reinforced connection between funding decisions and policy priorities (shall this policy be funded with public money?) and subsequently between funding levels and results delivered to end-users (what is the value for public money?).

Categories: Economic policy coordination; Public finances

Series: Economic Papers

 

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