The Dutch Fiscal Framework and the Role of the Central Planning Bureau

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Frits Bos

CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis

Date Written: March 29, 2007

Abstract

According to the IMF and OECD, the Dutch fiscal framework is rather unique, and its design and implementation are highly recommendable. This paper describes this framework and the role of the CPB. Major features of the Dutch fiscal framework are the trend-based fiscal framework with real net expenditure ceilings for the whole term of government, the role of independent organisations, like the CPB, Statistics Netherlands and the Netherlands Court of Audit, and the intermediary role of the national advisory group on budgetary principles.

Keywords: National fiscal rules and institutions, CPB, Advisory group on budgetary principles, Dutch fiscal framework, public expenditure, budgetary policy, expenditure ceilings, independent fiscal council

JEL Classification: B1, B2, H5, H6, N44

Suggested Citation

Bos, Frits, The Dutch Fiscal Framework and the Role of the Central Planning Bureau (March 29, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2004466 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2004466

Frits Bos (Contact Author)

CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis ( email )

P.O. Box 80510
2508 GM The Hague, 2585 JR
Netherlands

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