First published on
24 January 2019
Institutional Paper 095

Report on Public Finances in EMU 2018


This annual report presents a review of key policy developments and analytical findings in the area of public finances. This year's edition also looks at the impact of economic fluctuations on fiscal policy, provides a quantitative analysis of fiscal outcomes in a fiscal rules-based framework, and presents a novel overview of financial and non-financial assets owned by the public sector.


European Commission

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Institutional Paper 095. January 2019. Brussels. PDF. 196pp. Tab. Graph. Bibliogr. Free.

KC-BC-19-002-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-98842-4 (online)
ISSN 2443-8014 (online)
doi:10.2765/890835 (online)

JEL classification: C32, C33, C50, E02, E6, E62, H10, H20, H5, H50, H6, H60, H62, H63, H68, H82


European Economy Institutional Papers are important reports analysing the economic situation and economic developments prepared by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, which serve to underpin economic policy-making by the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament. Views expressed in unofficial documents do not necessarily represent the views of the European Commission.


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