The FPB carries out different activities that have public finances as their main theme:
Within the National Accounts Institute (NAI), the FPB contributes to the drawing up of the government’s accounts in the national accounting. The integration of those accounts in the National Accounts ensures that they are compatible with the accounts of the other macroeconomic actors (households, businesses and rest of the world).
The interactions between macroeconomic evolutions and the public finances are studied by means of econometric methods and modelled. These models allow study not only of the impact of government decisions on the economy, but also of the repercussions of the economic situation on the state of public finances.
The FPB carries out medium-term forecasts (five years) of the evolution of public finances.