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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.
Several legal missions from the Federal Planning Bureau require the construction of long-term macroeconomic scenarios for the Belgian economy. In order to increase the consistency of these scenarios and to build them within a rigorous theoretical framework, it appeared important to develop a new long-term model that considers economic growth as depending upon the supply of production factors.
The theoretical structure of the model draws on similar work done by the Dutch CPB. In the working paper we detail the construction, the properties and the estimation of the parameters based upon quarterly data from the Belgian national accounts. The model should contribute for instance to the production of long-term macro-economic scenarios to evaluate the budgetary cost of ageing.
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 Modeling [C5]
Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > General Aggregative Models [E1]
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity [O47]