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Fiscal Monitor, April 2014
			: Public Expenditure Reform:  Making Difficult Choices

Fiscal Monitor, April 2014 : Public Expenditure Reform: Making Difficult Choices »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475557121.089

ISBN: 9781475557121

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal stability, Fiscal sector, Fiscal risk, expenditure

Fiscal risks are abating somewhat but remain elevated. In advanced economies, recent policy moves have broadly stabilized public debt ratios, but medium-term prospects are still uncertain, and debt remains at histo...

Making Fiscal Decentralization Work
			: Cross-Country Experiences

Making Fiscal Decentralization Work : Cross-Country Experiences »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069855.084

ISBN: 9781589069855

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal relations

The question of what makes fiscal decentralization work is faced by many policymakers around the world. This book draws on both the relevant literature and policy and technical advice provided by the IMF to a wide...

Fiscal Rules: Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Fiscal Rules: Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Over the past decade, Lesotho and Swaziland have faced significant volatility in their fiscal revenues, owing to highly unstable Southern African Customs Union (SACU) receipts. Based on model analysis, this paper e...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014
			: Staying the Course

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014 : Staying the Course »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498386456.086

ISBN: 9781498386456

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic forecasting, Cross country analysis, Private investment, Regional Economic Outlook, Public debt, Public investment, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Infrastructure

Growth in much of Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to remain strong, driven by efforts to invest in infrastructure and strong agricultural production. The current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone i...

Australia

Australia »

Source: Australia : Information Note on Fiscal Data

Volume/Issue: 2006/375

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451802122

Keywords: financial assets, fiscal data, fiscal analysis, cash flows, financial resources

The Australian government registered strong financial performance during the period under review. There was an increase in net worth owing to transactions, as measured by the net operating balance (NOB). These reso...

Simple, Implementable Fiscal Policy Rules

Simple, Implementable Fiscal Policy Rules »

Source: Simple, Implementable Fiscal Policy Rules

Volume/Issue: 2009/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Kumhof , and Douglas Laxton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872231

Keywords: Fiscal policy rules, balanced budget rules, countercyclical fiscal policy, welfare analysis, tax revenue, fiscal instruments, inflation,

This paper analyzes the scope for systematic rules-based fiscal activism in open economies. Relative to a balanced budget rule, automatic stabilizers significantly improve welfare. But they minimize fiscal instrume...

Estimates of the Output Gap in Armenia with Applications to Monetary and Fiscal Policy1

Estimates of the Output Gap in Armenia with Applications to Monetary and Fiscal Policy1 »

Source: Estimates of the Output Gap in Armenia with Applications to Monetary and Fiscal Policy

Volume/Issue: 2010/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2010

ISBN: 9781455205271

Keywords: Bayesian Analysis, New Keynesian Phillips Curve, Cyclically-Adjusted Balance, Fiscal Stance, Fiscal Impulse, fiscal balance,

This paper employs several econometric techniques to estimate the Armenian output gap. The findings indicate that the output gap is significantly positive in 2007 and 2008 and decreased dramatically in 2009. The pa...

Chapter 1. Policy Challenges and Constraints

Chapter 1. Policy Challenges and Constraints »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Policy Challenges Associated with SACU Revenues SACU revenues have been a sizable but volatile source of revenue for Lesotho and Swaziland (Table 1). Under the SACU a...

Chapter 2. Addressing Fiscal Policy Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Chapter 2. Addressing Fiscal Policy Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Can Fiscal Rules Help? This section explores possible impacts of fiscal rules to ensure fiscal and external stability in the short term and welfare benefits of fiscal...

Chapter 3. From Discretionary to a Rules-Based Fiscal Policy Framework

Chapter 3. From Discretionary to a Rules-Based Fiscal Policy Framework »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Groundwork for Successful Fiscal Rules The experiences of countries with fiscal rules suggest that their success depends on their design, and on legislative and insti...