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Government for the People

Government for the People »

Source: Government for the People : On the Determinants of the Size of U.S. Government

Volume/Issue: 2007/289

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Fernando M. Gonçalves

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868524

Keywords: Government size, Demographic structure, government spending, federal government, government revenue, defense spending, tax system,

Trends in the size of U.S. government are examined. In the postwar period, general government primary spending rose by 1/4 percent of GDP a year through 1975, stabilizing thereafter. With higher social transfers of...

Big Government, High Debt, and Fiscal Adjustment in Small States

Big Government, High Debt, and Fiscal Adjustment in Small States »

Source: Big Government, High Debt, and Fiscal Adjustment in Small States

Volume/Issue: 2008/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rui Ota , and Stephanie Medina Cas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451869019

Keywords: Government size, fiscal adjustment, external debt, external public debt,

Using a new fiscal dataset for small states, this paper analyzes the link between country size, government size, debt, and economic performance. It finds that on average small states have larger governments and hig...

Government Size and Output Volatility

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Source: Government Size and Output Volatility : Should We Forsake Automatic Stabilization?

Volume/Issue: 2008/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean Pisani-Ferry , Xavier Debrun , and André Sapir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869828

Keywords: Output volatility, government size, fiscal stabilization, government expenditure, government spending, fiscal policy,

The paper takes stock of the debate on the positive link between output volatility and the size of government-which reflects automatic stabilizers. After a survey of the literature, we show that the contribution of...

Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition Economies

Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition Economies »

Source: Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition Economies : The Case of Moldova

Volume/Issue: 1999/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451858792

Keywords: fiscal federalism, government size, subnational governments, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, federalism, Moldova, Republic of,

This paper examines the relationship between fiscal decentralization—the assignment of revenue sources and expenditure functions across government levels—and government size in Moldova. The empirical...

How Much is A Lot? Historical Evidence on the Size of Fiscal Adjustments1

How Much is A Lot? Historical Evidence on the Size of Fiscal Adjustments1 »

Source: How Much is A Lot? Historical Evidence on the Size of Fiscal Adjustments

Volume/Issue: 2014/179

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Julio Escolano , Laura Jaramillo , Carlos Mulas-Granados , and G. Terrier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2014

ISBN: 9781484378861

Keywords: Deficit, primary balance, size of adjustment, fiscal adjustments, fiscal consolidations, Structure and Scope of Government,

The sizeable fiscal consolidation required to stabilize the debt-to-GDP ratios in several countries in the aftermath of the global crisis raises a crucial question on its feasibility. To answer this question, we re...

Social Fractionalization, Political Instability, and the Size of Government

Social Fractionalization, Political Instability, and the Size of Government »

Source: Social Fractionalization, Political Instability, and the Size of Government

Volume/Issue: 2000/82

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anthony Annett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2000

ISBN: 9781451850437

Keywords: fractionalization, political economy, size of government, political instability, equations, equation, religious fractionalization, probability

This paper explores the relationship between the degree of division or fractionalization of a country’s population (along ethnolinguistic and religious dimensions) and both political instability and governme...

The Net Stable Funding Ratio

The Net Stable Funding Ratio »

Source: The Net Stable Funding Ratio : Impact and Issues for Consideration

Volume/Issue: 2014/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jeanne Gobat , Mamoru Yanase , and Joseph Maloney

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498346498

Keywords: Bank Regulation, Financing, Firm Size, Policy, off balance sheet, banking supervision, bank for international settlements, banking system, Government Policy and Regulation, Firm Performance: Size

As part of Basel III reforms, the NSFR is a new prudential liquidity rule aimed at limiting excess maturity transformation risk in the banking sector and promoting funding stability. The revised package has been is...

Fiscal Policy and Economic Development

Fiscal Policy and Economic Development »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Economic Development

Volume/Issue: 2008/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , and Peter Rangazas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451870138

Keywords: structural transformation, size of government, infrastructures, calibrated dynamic general equilibrium models, tax rates, growth rates, economic growth, tax base,

This paper offers possible explanations for three generally observed facts about fiscal policy and development: (F1) The relative size of government increases as an economy develops, (F2) The rise in government and...

Transition Economies

Transition Economies »

Source: Transition Economies : How Appropriate is the Size and Scope of Government?

Volume/Issue: 2001/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451847628

Keywords: reform, size of government, public spending, expenditure, expenditures, government spending, public expenditures, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Planning, Coordination, and Reform,

This paper assesses changes in the size and scope of government in 24 transition economies. Whereas these governments have retrenched in terms of public expenditures in relation to GDP, as well as public employment...

Government Size and Intersectoral Income Fluctuation

Government Size and Intersectoral Income Fluctuation »

Source: Government Size and Intersectoral Income Fluctuation : An International Panel Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2007/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daehaeng Kim , and Chul-In Lee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866575

Keywords: Economic Uncertainty, Government Size, Openness to Trade, Stabilization, Intersectoral Income Fluctuation, equation, terms of trade, external shocks, open economy, equations

Using the between-sector variation in income as a new measure of economic uncertainty, this paper proposes simple models and supportive empirical evidence for the causal relations between economic uncertainty and g...