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524 - Future Directions for the Irish Economy. Conference Proceedings - Graham Stull

524 - Future Directions for the Irish Economy. Conference Proceedings - Graham Stull

Ireland's successful conclusion of the financial assistance programme provides an important opportunity to assess the prospects of the Irish economy to achieve good growth, to prevent future banking crises and to lock in budgetary and fiscal improvements that were achieved over the course of the Programme.

Categories: EU Member State economies; Public finances; Financial markets

Series: Economic Papers

 
36 - A More Normal World?

36 - A More Normal World?

The US, Japan and China appear to be heading towards a "new normal". However, the 2014-16 period will be critical to ensure that global growth is put on a sustainable path as ample challenges persist. The brief will first discuss what the new manual would look like in the US, Japan and China. It also analyses the downside risks and the challenges related to the transition to the new normal. The possible implications of the paths followed by these countries to move to a "new normal" for the growth outlook of the European Union and the Euro Area is briefly discussed in the final part of this brief.

Category: International economics and non-EU economies

Series: Economic Briefs

 
523 - The use of tax expenditures in times of fiscal consolidation - Lovise Bauger

523 - The use of tax expenditures in times of fiscal consolidation - Lovise Bauger

Against the background of recovering growth and remaining fiscal consolidation needs, reforming tax expenditures may offer a promising avenue to raise revenue and, at the same time, improve efficiency of the tax systems. The workshop, held by DG ECFIN on 23 October 2013, addressed the economic and budgetary aspects of tax expenditures, including reporting practices, and discussed the rationale for business tax incentives and the distributional effects of tax reliefs in personal income taxation.

Categories: Public finances

Series: Economic Papers

 
522 - A Decade of Labour Market Reforms in the EU: Insights from the LABREF database - Alessandro Turrini, Gabor Koltay, Fabiana Pierini, Clarisse Goffard and Aron Kiss

522 - A Decade of Labour Market Reforms in the EU: Insights from the LABREF database - Alessandro Turrini, Gabor Koltay, Fabiana Pierini, Clarisse Goffard and Aron Kiss

This paper analyses determinants and impact of labour market reforms in the European Union over the period of 2000-2011. The source of information on reforms is the LABREF database developed in DG ECFIN of the European Commission in cooperation with the Economic Policy Committee of the ECOFIN Council. The database collects information on measures adopted by EU Member States. Despite limitations of count data on reform events, the evidence permits a number of interesting insights.

Categories : EU Member State economies; Labour markets; Structural policies, growth and development

Series: Economic Papers

 
199 - The 2014 Stability and Convergence Programmes: An Overview

199 - The 2014 Stability and Convergence Programmes: An Overview

This paper provides an overview of Member States' 2014 Stability and Convergence Programmes (SCPs), with a focus on fiscal consolidation plans over 2013-2017. 

Categories: Economic policy coordination; Public finances

Series: Occasional Papers

 

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