Quotation Badinger, Harald, Reuter, Wolf Heinrich. 2017. Determinants of fiscal rules. Applied Economics Letters 24 (3), 154-158.




This article empirically assesses determinants of countries’ fiscal rules suggested by the political science, sociology and economics literature. We find several of these variables to be related to the stringency of fiscal rules, providing indirect evidence for the relevance of governments’ deficit bias. These determinants may also serve as instruments in models with (endogenous) fiscal rules as explanatory variable.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Applied Economics Letters
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
Language English
Title Determinants of fiscal rules
Volume 24
Number 3
Year 2017
Page from 154
Page to 158
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2016.1173171
JEL JEL E62, H30, H60


Badinger, Harald (Details)
Reuter, Wolf Heinrich (Former researcher)
Department of Economics (Badinger) (Details)
Research Institute for European Affairs FI (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5115 European integration (Details)
5323 Econometrics (Details)
5335 Political economic theory (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
5371 Macroeconomics (Details)
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