Fiscal Councils

My interest in fiscal policies and fiscal-structural issues originates from my time at the Fiscal Council of Hungary in 2009 and 2010. Among others, I developed projection methodologies of public revenues (personal income taxes, social security contributions), and together with Antonia Huttl we invented a novel methodology to estimate government finance statistics of the national accounts (government final consumption, social benefits other than social transfers in kind) based on the Hungarian budget act.

Several times since 2016 I was assisting the Lithuanian Fiscal Institution (Budget Policy Monitoring Department at the National Audit Office of Lithuania) as a member of the Advisory Panel, and between September 2017 and April 2018 I served as an external advisor to the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility and while doing so provided advice on modeling the macroeconomic impact of pension reforms.

Useful reading material on fiscal councils are available on the website of the EU independent fiscal institutions, and you might wish to check out the IMF's Fiscal Council Dataset as well.