The interest in fiscal councils has been steadily increasing over the past years and independent fiscal institutions are currently being established within the euro area, in line with the new regulation of the reformed Stability and Growth Pact (SGP).
Professor Simon Wren-Lewis has compiled a list of fiscal institutions in different countries and a list of academic papers on fiscal institutions.
OECD:s principles for independent fiscal institutions can be found here:
The following OECD paper discusses how fiscal councils can affect fiscal performance:
The following article by Lars Calmfors, George Kopits and Coen Teulings, the former Chairman of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council, the former Chairman of the Hungarian Fiscal Council and the former Head of the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis respectively, discusses the importance of independent fiscal institutions:
Per Molander and Jörgen Holmquist:
Reforming Sweden's budgetary institutions - background, design and experiences
Sovereign wealth funds for macroeconomic purposes
Peter Birch Sørensen:
The Swedish housing market: trends and risks