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Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis$
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Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226018447

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226018584.001.0001

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Can Public Sector Wage Bills Be Reduced?

Can Public Sector Wage Bills Be Reduced?

(p.359) 9 Can Public Sector Wage Bills Be Reduced?
Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis

Pierre Cahuc

Stéphane Carcillo

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the adjustment of public wage bills and public deficits over business and political cycles, and is organized as follows. Section 9.2 presents the relation between public deficits and public wage bills in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries over the last fifteen years, while Section 9.3 describes fiscal drift and fiscal tightening episodes. Section 9.4 analyzes the relations between the occurrence of fiscal drift and fiscal tightening episodes and the economic cycles, the election years, the transparency of governments, the freedom of the press, the union coverage, the political regime, and the electoral rules. A commentary is also included at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:   public wage bills, public deficits, fiscal policy, fiscal drift, public finance

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