Topics Balanced budget

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


A requirement that the government pass a budget in which incoming revenue meets or exceeds the value of the government's expenditures in a fiscal year.




fiscal policy

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution specify that the budget must be balanced?