The Misattribution of Fiscal Analysis: Case of the Australian Parliamentary Budget Office and the Liberal Party

9 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2017

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Usman W. Chohan

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

Date Written: September 7, 2017

Abstract

The analysis of fiscal policy can fall prey to partisanship and political recrimination, which is why the correct attribution of budget analysis, particularly by nonpartisan institutions, is paramount. This discussion paper examines a peculiar case of misattribution during political budgetary debate for which a Legislative Budget Office (LBO), the Parliamentary Budget Office of Australia (PBOA), had to explicitly correct the misattribution, and this serves as a lesson for the insistence of nonpartisanship in the political budget process.

Keywords: Australia, Parliamentary Budget Office, Treasury, Misattribution, Fiscal Illusion, Transparency, Accountability, Institutional Ethics, Ethics, Budgeting, Fiscal Policy

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., The Misattribution of Fiscal Analysis: Case of the Australian Parliamentary Budget Office and the Liberal Party (September 7, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3039378 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3039378

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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