This site has been archived on 27/01/17

Navigation path

The website of the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs has moved.

You will find all publications issued after July 2015 on the new web presence.

Scoreboard for the surveillance of macroeconomic imbalances

Author(s): European Commission

Scoreboard for the surveillance of macroeconomic imbalancespdf(461 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Summary for non-specialists pdf(514 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

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. )

KC-AH-12-092-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-22860-5 (online)
doi: 10.2765/20196 (online)

JEL classification: H00, E60

Occasional Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, or by experts working in association with them. The Papers are intended to increase awareness of the technical work being done by staff and cover a wide spectrum of subjects. Views expressed in unofficial documents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the European Commission.

Additional tools

  • Print version 
  • Decrease text 
  • Increase text