Independence within the Parliamentary Budget Office of Greece

5 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2018

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Usman W. Chohan

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

Date Written: March 25, 2018

Abstract

This discussion examines the importance of “independence” in the establishment of Parliamentary Budget Offices (PBOs), using Greece’s PBO in 2018 as a case study, as the appointment of a political official to head the PBO creates risks of reducing the office’s independence. This discussion paper notes that such problems do affect other PBOs around the world, and that insisting upon a nonpartisan, apolitical mandate for a PBO, in bolstered independence from political intrusion, is important for effective budgetary oversight roles for PBOs.

Keywords: budget, greece, fiscal policy, oversight, parliament, crisis

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Independence within the Parliamentary Budget Office of Greece (March 25, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3152880 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3152880

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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