OECD Fiscal Council Workshop

Client/Funding Institution



Independent fiscal institutions have become a common institutional feature in many OECD countries. However, fiscal councils differ across countries in their design and scope. This diversity may help assess the features that are conducive to better fiscal policy and whether something can be learned already from the varying experiences across countries but also raises the question as to whether such a large degree of heterogeneity is an unavoidable outcome of country diversity. The workshop will explore whether best-practice features for independent fiscal institutions can be formulated. The workshop is directed to an audience that is a mix of practitioners and academics. The outcome should be a set of recommendations to be discussed by EDRC, the OECD Committee in charge of economic surveys. wiiw organised the workshop.


December 2012 - July 2013

wiiw team Leader

Elisabeth Hagen

Countries covered: EU27

Research Areas: Other