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To promote transparency and provide information, the Federal Planning Bureau regularly publishes the methods and results of its works. The publications are organised in different series, such as Outlooks, Working Papers and Planning Papers. Some reports can be consulted here, along with the Short Term Update newsletters that were published until 2015. You can search our publications by theme, publication type, author and year.
This study was commissioned by the Central Economic Council (CEC), and more particularly by the Special Advisory Commission ‘Construction’. It presents the sectoral results of a report that was produced in 2011 by the National Bank of Belgium and the Federal Planning Bureau. The federal government had asked both institutions to conduct a comprehensive study of a fiscal reform aiming at encouraging employment and supporting business competitiveness. As requested by the CEC, we comment here in detail the impact of a VAT increase without additional measures, on the one hand, and the impact of a VAT increase with transitional neutralization of the effect of that increase on the indexation. As regards the other measures examined, tables of results are annexed.
The Working Paper presents a study or analysis conducted by the Federal Planning Bureau on its own initiative.
Macroeconomic forecasts and analyses
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Econometric Methods: Multiple/Simultaneous Equation Models [C3]
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Econometric Modeling > Quantitative Policy Modeling [C54]
Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > Fiscal Policy; Public Expenditures, Investment, and Finance; Taxation [E62]
Labor and Demographic Economics > Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs [J3]