About the project

The FIRSTRUN project is a European Union funded multinational research project that investigates the need for fiscal policy coordination in the EU. To this end, the project pursues the following interrelated goals:

  • To quantify the importance of fiscal policy spillovers and the gains from fiscal policy coordination in the EU;
  • to evaluate the potential role of new shock-absorbing mechanisms;
  • to incorporate the key rules of the enhanced Economic governance into applied models that are used for practical fiscal policy evaluation;
  • to investigate the institutional mechanisms for ensuring fiscal discipline, better fiscal policy coordination and how their legitimacy can be assured in the light of the growing disquiet about EU policies.

 

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Partner organizations

Contact information:
The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Arkadiankatu 23 B
00100 Helsinki
Finland

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Project Coordinator Ph.D. Niku Määttänen
Project Officer (administration, webpage) M.Sc. Pekka Vanhala
email: firstname.surname@etla.fi

Twitter:
@ProjectFirstrun
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Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.

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The duration of the project is 36 months, starting on March 1, 2015 and ending on February 28, 2018. Project id: 649261.