HYPERION ECONOMIC JOURNAL

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HYPERION ECONOMIC JOURNAL

October 2019
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Debt Sustainability and Fiscal Policy Rules in the European Union

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Authors:
  • Ada Cristina Marinescu, PhD student, Affiliation: Department of Economics, Sociology and Law - School of Advanced Studies of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania.
Pages:  41 : 47
Abstract:

The sustainability of fiscal policy represents a subject which was studied extensively and the general conclusion of these studies is that fiscal policy is sustainable provided the intertemporal budget constraint is satisfied. The future expected discounted primary surpluses should exceed the value of public debt in order for public debt to be sustainable. The ability of governments to repay the debt will depend on the capacity to achieve future primary surpluses and on the stock of past debts. Fiscal policies are thus dependent on the intertemporal budget constraint, in case this condition is not fulfilled, then governments will have to change fiscal policies.

JEL classification:  H60, H63, E62

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