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Laurence Boone

Special Advisor to the President, France

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Jean Pisani-Ferry

Finances publiques: Le vrai débat

Depuis trente ans, la France n’a pas su gérer ses finances publiques. Le ratio de dette n’a presque jamais cessé d’augmenter, la politique budgétaire a souvent été à contretemps de la stabilisation conjoncturelle et le pays a gaspillé sa crédibilité vis-à-vis de ses partenaires à force d’engagements non tenus. L’échéance cependant est venue et la […]

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry and Laurence Boone Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: May 3, 2011
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Jean Pisani-Ferry

French public finances: Time for change

For the past thirty years, France has consistently failed to manage its public finances. The debt-to-GDP ratio has inched upwards year after year, budgetary policies have been unfailingly pro-cyclical, and the country has squandered most of its credibility with EU partners because of repeatedly unkept promises. The time, however, has now come and budgetary issues […]

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry and Laurence Boone Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: May 3, 2011