The design of the initial scoreboard is presented in the first Alert Mechanism Report (AMR) issued by the Commission on 14 February 2012. This paper adds to the AMR by describing in more detail the rationale of the different indicators, the choices made in the selection process and how they should be economically understood in the context of the MIP. The scoreboard consists of a set of ten indicators with indicative thresholds: two indicators aim at monitoring external positions, three indicators capture competitiveness developments and the subsequent five indicators reflect internal imbalances.
(European Economy. Occasional Papers. 92. February 2012.
Brussels. Paper and internet. 28pp. Tab. Ann. Bibliogr. )