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Wie nachhaltig ist die Finanzpolitik der Schweiz und der EU?

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Abstract

According to official long-term projections, the ageing population will put an increasing pressure on public finances. The present paper first presents the OECD-method of how to assess financial sustainability. It then compares and critically discusses assumptions and results of the Swiss and EU projections, which cover a timespan until 2060. Without corrective measures, public debt will increase sharply in Switzerland as well as in the EU. Therefore, the actual financial policy is not sustainable.

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Public FinanceDemographyLong-term Financial Projections
  • Volume: 4
  • Page/Article: 53–68
  • DOI: 10.5334/ssas.53
  • Published on 31 Dec 2013
  • Peer Reviewed