The First Experience of the Spending Review in Italy

Author/s Gilberto Muraro
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/1 Language Italian
Pages 18 P. 13-30 File size 184 KB
DOI 10.3280/EP2015-001002
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The aim of this paper is to describe the first experience of the Spending Review in Italy, which took place between April 2007 and May 2008 through the work of a specific Commission (Technical Commission on Public Finance), under the political guidance of the Minister of the Economy and Finance, Tommaso Padoa Schioppa. After recalling the meaning and the goals of the Spending Review, the paper illustrates the framework, the composition, the organization, the working methods and the main proposals of the Commission. The author concludes that, compared with following chapters of the story of the Spending Review in Italy, the first experience, rarely recalled in the political debate, is still offering valid indications as for the working methods and the policy proposals.

Keywords: Public expenditure, spending review, public finance, intergovernmental relations.

Jel codes: H1, H5, H6, H7

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Gilberto Muraro, La prima esperienza di Spending Review in Italia in "ECONOMIA PUBBLICA " 1/2015, pp 13-30, DOI: 10.3280/EP2015-001002