7.1 Required reading
Articles from the list below:
(Inter)national monitoring and coordination of public finances
Concepts: cyclically adjusted budged deficit, structural deficit, golden rule…
Annual report on structural reforms in EU-member states, European Commission;
IMF Article IV Consultations, ECOFIN, Hoge Raad voor Financiën,…
Larch, M. and M. Salto, Fiscal rules, inertia and discretionary fiscal policy, European Commission, Economic paper, 2003, nr. 194.
Buti, M. and P. van den Noord, Fiscal policy in EMU: rules, discretion and political incentives, European Commission, Economic paper, 2004, nr. 206.
Buti, M., Will the New Stability and Growth pact succeed? An Economic and Political Perspective, European Commission, Economic paper, 2006, nr. 241.
Government expenditures and ‘public choice’
Bräuninger,T., A partisan model of government expenditure, Public choice, 2005, p. 409-429.
António Afonso, Ludger Schuknecht and Vito Tanzi, Public sector efficiency: An international comparison, Public Choice, 2005, 123: 321–347.
Privatisation & Public private partnership
Ansgar Belke, Frank Baumgärtner, Friedrich Schneider and Ralph Setzer, The different extent of privatisation proceeds in EU countries: a preliminary explanation using a public choice approach, Bonn, IZA, 2005, discussion paper 1741.
Taxation and economic integration
Huizinga, H. and G. Nicodème, Foreign ownership and corporate income taxation: an empirical evaluation, European Commission, Economic paper, 2003, nr. 185.
Nicodème G., Sector and size effects on effects on effective corporate taxation, European Commission, Economic paper, 2002, nr. 175.
Nicodème G., Corporate Tax Competition and Coordination in the European Union, European Commission, Economic paper, 2006, nr. 250.
Ashworth J. and B. Heyndels, Political fragmentation and the evolution of national tax structures in the OECD, International tax and public finance, 2001, nr .4, p. 377-394.
Fiscal federalism in federal states
Concepts: Tiebout-model; Oates’ decentralisation theorem, …
Wallis, J. and W. Oates, Decentralization in the public sector: an empirical study of state and local government, in H. Rosen (ed.), Fiscal Federalism : quantitative studies, NBER, p. 5-32.
Kirchgässner G. and W. Pommerehne, Public spending in federal states: a comparative econometric study, in P. Capros en D. Meulders (eds.), Budgetary policy modelling, Routledge New International Studies in Economic modelling, London, New York, 1997, p. 179-213.
The public finances of the new EU-Member countries
Keereman F., Economic forecasts and fiscal policy in the recently acceded MemberStates, European Commission, Economic Paper, nr. 234, November 2005.
Vanneste J., Van Poeck A. and M. Veiner, The role of exchange rate flexibility, budget institutions and political business cycles in the fiscal performance of CEECs, University of Antwerp, Department of Economics, January, 2006.
Gleich, H., Budget institutions and fiscal performance in Central and Eastern European countries, ECB, 2003, Working paper 215 .
Local public finance
Haughwout, A., R. Inman, S. Craig and T. Luce, 2004, Local revenue hills: evidence from four US cities, Review of Economics and Statistics 86(2), 570-585.
Boarnet M. and A. Glazer, Federal grants and yardstick competition, Journal of urban economics, 2002, 53-64.
Rongen G., Efficiency in the provision of local public goods in Norway, European Journal of Political Economy, 1995, p. 253-264.
Kalseth J. and J. Rattso , Spending and overspending in local government administration: a minimum requirement approach applied to Norway, European Journal of Political Economy, 1995, p. 239-251.
7.2 Optional reading
The following study material can be studied voluntarily :