Total Fiscal Costings of Election Promises: Case of Canada's Parliamentary Budget Office

7 Pages Posted: 4 Jul 2017

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: June 29, 2017

Abstract

Whereas Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs) such as Parliamentary Budget Offices (PBOs) do have a mandate to appraise the cost of election promises made by political parties, this is often conducted on a policy-by-policy basis, and does not represent an exercise in the ‘total costings’ of an entire election platform. This discussion papers considers the case of Canada’s PBO, which is being tasked with conducting a total costing for the entirety of the body election promises, and looks at the challenges this poses for the IFI, both from (1) technical and (2) political perspectives.

Keywords: Canada, Election, Parliamentary Budget Office, Budget, Fiscal Policy

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Total Fiscal Costings of Election Promises: Case of Canada's Parliamentary Budget Office (June 29, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2995532 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2995532

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

Rawalpindi
Pakistan

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