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Independent Fiscal Institutions

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In the FT blog, Peter Doyle emphasizes the importance of independent fiscal watchdogs. They matter. That’s why less autocratic governments pursuing competent policies support them (and others don’t). It would be useful to have independent fiscal institutions and policy watchdogs on a supranational level.

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In the FT blog, Peter Doyle emphasizes the importance of independent fiscal watchdogs.

  • They matter.
  • That’s why less autocratic governments pursuing competent policies support them (and others don’t).
  • It would be useful to have independent fiscal institutions and policy watchdogs on a supranational level.
Dirk Niepelt
Dirk Niepelt is Director of the Study Center Gerzensee and Professor at the University of Bern. A research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London), CESifo (Munich) research network member and member of the macroeconomic committee of the Verein für Socialpolitik, he served on the board of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics and was an invited professor at the University of Lausanne as well as a visiting professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University.

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