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Social Fractionalization, Political Instability, and the Size of Government

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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...

Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption1

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Source: Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption

Volume/Issue: 2007/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

ISBN: 9781451867824

Keywords: Ethnic Fractionalization, Democracy, voters, ethnic group, voter, ethnic groups,

I study the link between ethnic diversity, democracy, and corruption. In a static model, I show that contrary to conventional wisdom, corruption might emerge as a negative externality of democracy. This occurs thro...

Why Do Some Countries Manage to Extract Growth from Foreign Aid?

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Source: Why Do Some Countries Manage to Extract Growth from Foreign Aid?

Volume/Issue: 2005/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-François Ruhashyankiko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860726

Keywords: Growth, Informal Economy, ethnic fractionalization, diminishing returns, income per capita, One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models,

Aid is primarily given to governments whereas the engine of sustained growth is the private sector. It is therefore illusory to investigate the impact of aid on growth without considering the impact of government i...

Governments and Promised Fiscal Consolidations

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Source: Governments and Promised Fiscal Consolidations : Do They Mean What They Say?

Volume/Issue: 2017/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , João Tovar Jalles , Carlos Mulas-Granados , and Michela Schena

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475581133

Keywords: Government expenditures, Governance, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal policy, Cross country analysis, Political economy, Fiscal adjustment, budget plan, budget implementation

This paper analyses the causes and consequences of fiscal consolidation promise gaps, defined as the distance between planned fiscal adjustments and actual consolidations. Using 74 consolidation episodes derived fr...

Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline?

Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline? »

Source: Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline?

Volume/Issue: 2006/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863833

Keywords: budget institutions, electoral rules, government fragmentation, government ideology, ethnic fractionalization, voter turnover, fiscal institutions, fiscal performance, fiscal discipline, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General

The budget is an expression of political rather than economic priorities. We confirm this proposition for a group of new and potential members of the European Union, finding that politics dominates. The contemporar...

Social Fractionalization, Political Instability, and the Size of Government

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850437.001

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...

Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption

Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption »

Volume/Issue: 2007/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867824.001

ISBN: 9781451867824

Keywords: Ethnic Fractionalization, Democracy, voters, ethnic group, voter, ethnic groups,

I study the link between ethnic diversity, democracy, and corruption. In a static model, I show that contrary to conventional wisdom, corruption might emerge as a negative externality of democracy. This occurs thro...

Why Do Some Countries Manage to Extract Growth from Foreign Aid?

Why Do Some Countries Manage to Extract Growth from Foreign Aid? »

Volume/Issue: 2005/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-François Ruhashyankiko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860726.001

ISBN: 9781451860726

Keywords: Growth, Informal Economy, ethnic fractionalization, diminishing returns, income per capita, One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models,

Aid is primarily given to governments whereas the engine of sustained growth is the private sector. It is therefore illusory to investigate the impact of aid on growth without considering the impact of government i...

Governments and Promised Fiscal Consolidations
			: Do They Mean What They Say?

Governments and Promised Fiscal Consolidations : Do They Mean What They Say? »

Volume/Issue: 2017/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , João Tovar Jalles , Carlos Mulas-Granados , and Michela Schena

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475581133.001

ISBN: 9781475581133

Keywords: Government expenditures, Governance, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal policy, Cross country analysis, Political economy, Fiscal adjustment, budget plan, budget implementation

This paper analyses the causes and consequences of fiscal consolidation promise gaps, defined as the distance between planned fiscal adjustments and actual consolidations. Using 74 consolidation episodes derived fr...

Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline?

Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863833.001

ISBN: 9781451863833

Keywords: budget institutions, electoral rules, government fragmentation, government ideology, ethnic fractionalization, voter turnover, fiscal institutions, fiscal performance, fiscal discipline, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General

The budget is an expression of political rather than economic priorities. We confirm this proposition for a group of new and potential members of the European Union, finding that politics dominates. The contemporar...