Book Launch: Restoring Public Debt Sustainability
Restoring Public Debt Sustainability: the Role of Independent Fiscal Institutions (Oxford University Press) represents the first comprehensive survey of a new generation of independent fiscal institutions, established to promote transparency in public finances through real-time monitoring of the soundness of budgetary policymaking. The chapters, authored by heads of the institutions, as well as distinguished policy analysts and academics, explore the rationale and experience of these fiscal watchdogs. Useful lessons and implications are drawn for the design and practical operation of such institutions. The timeliness of the volume is underscored by the potential role of fiscal watchdogs in containing the public debt crisis that has engulfed a number of countries.
Alice Rivlin //Founding Director of Congressional Budget Office and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution