The Tax-Spend Debate and Budgetary Policy in Austria

  title={The Tax-Spend Debate and Budgetary Policy in Austria},
  author={Johann Br{\"o}thaler and Michael Getzner},
  journal={International Advances in Economic Research},
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial and economic crisis, governments developed plans to steer fiscal policies back to a sustainable path. Austria is no exception, since the latest 2012 consolidation package aimed to balance the budget by 2016. For the success of consolidation policies, however, it is of great importance which fiscal policy strategies are pursued. For instance, should the deficit be reduced by reducing expenditure, by increasing revenue, or by a mixed coordinated policy… CONTINUE READING