Government wage bill: determinants, interactions and effects


European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN)

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Brussels

Belgium

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Belgium

Brussels

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Fiscal adjustment design is crucial for a successful approach to consolidation. Some EU Member States envisage putting under control personnel expenditures, which not only has effects on fiscal variables, but may also impact the private sector. Papers providing new data and information (for the EU countries and the EU as a whole) on the following topics: *a) the determinants of public wage bills and the interaction with the private sector,* *b) the effects of public wages cuts, *are welcome.