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Ten lessons from the 2014 Italian spending review
Author/s: Carlo Cottarelli 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 177-186 FullText PDF:  123 KB
DOI:  10.3280/EP2015-001008
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This paper discusses ten lessons for future spending reviews based on the experience of the 2014 Italian spending review. Among other things, it underscores the importance of a clear top down component, of transparency, of outreach, of avoiding equal cuts to spending units that differ in terms of efficiency level, and, of course, of political support, as spending cut decisions are ultimately political decision, given their impact on resource allocation and income distribution.
Keywords: Spending review, public spending, public financial management
Jel Code: H50, H61

Carlo Cottarelli, in "ECONOMIA PUBBLICA " 1/2015, pp. 177-186, DOI:10.3280/EP2015-001008


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