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Economic Determinants of Government Subsidies

Economic Determinants of Government Subsidies »

Source: Economic Determinants of Government Subsidies

Volume/Issue: 1998/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Hugo Rodríguez , and Gerd Schwartz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451979664

Keywords: government subsidies, government expenditures, subsidies, expenditures, expenditure, subsidy, government expenditure

The paper studies the economic determinants of government subsidies using panel data for 40 countries over 18 years (from 1975 to 1992) and finds that individual country-specific factors play a sizeable role in det...

How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?

How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies? »

Source: How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?

Volume/Issue: 2015/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , Ian Parry , Louis Sears , and Baoping Shang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2015

ISBN: 9781513532196

Keywords: energy subsidies, efficient taxation, deadweight loss, revenue, subsidies, tax, vehicle, traffic, subsidy, Demand and Supply

This paper provides a comprehensive, updated picture of energy subsidies at the global and regional levels. It focuses on the broad notion of post-tax energy subsidies, which arise when consumer prices are below su...

Uganda

Uganda »

Source: Uganda : Managing More Effective Decentralization

Volume/Issue: 2006/279

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giorgio Brosio , Ehtisham Ahmad , and Maria Gonzalez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865394

Keywords: local authorities, local governments, primary education, local government, primary school, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General,

This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy....

Senegal: Achieving High and Inclusive Growth While Preserving Fiscal Sustainability

Senegal: Achieving High and Inclusive Growth While Preserving Fiscal Sustainability »

Source: Senegal : Achieving High and Inclusive Growth While Preserving Fiscal Sustainability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev , and Gaston Mpatswe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484379660

Keywords: Economic growth, Electric power, Subsidies, Government expenditures, Fiscal sustainability, Senegal, electricity, per, expenditure, electricity subsidies

Senegal's growth has been sluggish in recent years with implications for poverty reduction. Average growth was relatively strong in 1995-2005 and accompanied by a large drop in poverty incidence. Due partly to a se...

Issues in Domestic Petroleum Pricing in Oil-Producing Countries

Issues in Domestic Petroleum Pricing in Oil-Producing Countries »

Source: Issues in Domestic Petroleum Pricing in Oil-Producing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Benedict Clements , Kevin Fletcher , and Gabriela Inchauste

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451856132

Keywords: Oil, petroleum, subsidies, domestic prices, incidence, subsidy, fuel oil, petroleum products, oil exporters, Energy and the Macroeconomy

This paper discusses issues relating to the domestic pricing of petroleum in oil-producing countries. It finds that in most major oil-exporting countries, government policies keep domestic prices below free-market...

The Effects of Fiscal Policieson the Economic Development of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

The Effects of Fiscal Policieson the Economic Development of Women in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: The Effects of Fiscal Policieson the Economic Development of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2003/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicole Laframboise , and Tea Trumbic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875850

Keywords: government social spending, gender bias, public spending, public expenditure, female literacy, Subsidies, and Revenue, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies,

Statistics indicate that the economic and social development of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) compares unfavorably with most regions in the world. This paper assesses the influence of government...

Whose Credit Line is it Anyway

Whose Credit Line is it Anyway »

Source: Whose Credit Line is it Anyway : An Update on Banks' Implicit Subsidies

Volume/Issue: 2016/224

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tryggvi Gudmundsson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475554700

Keywords: Capital regulation, Implicit subsidies, systemically-important banks, Government Policy and Regulation, General

The post-crisis financial sector framework reform remains incomplete. While capital and liquidity requirements have been strengthened, doubts remain over other aspects, including the fact that expectations of gover...

Fiscal Decentralization and Public Subnational Financial Management in Peru

Fiscal Decentralization and Public Subnational Financial Management in Peru »

Source: Fiscal Decentralization and Public Subnational Financial Management in Peru

Volume/Issue: 2006/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , and Mercedes Garcia-Escribano

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863802

Keywords: decentralization, subnational governments, decentralization process, financial management, public financial management, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General,

There is increasing interest in fiscal decentralization in Peru as a mechanism to generate more involved decision-making at the subnational level. This is tempered with a continuing emphasis on overall fiscal stabi...

On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs »

Source: On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

Volume/Issue: 2004/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , and Leonardo Martinez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451875232

Keywords: Fiscal federalism, special purpose transfers, local government, local governments, local government officials, intergovernmental relations, State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue,

This paper argues that both horizontal and intertemporal competition among recipient governments are needed in order to ensure incentives for effective utilization of targeted transfers. This has implications for b...

Energy Sector Quasi-Fiscal Activities in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Energy Sector Quasi-Fiscal Activities in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union »

Source: Energy Sector Quasi-Fiscal Activities in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Volume/Issue: 2002/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aleh Tsyvinski , Martin Petri , and Günther Taube

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451848069

Keywords: transition countries, quasi-fiscal activities, implicit subsidies, implicit taxation, payment arrears, gas, fiscal activities, coal, fiscal deficit, Structure

A decade into the transition, many of the successor states of the former Soviet Union (FSU) continue to use energy sector quasi-fiscal activities (QFAs), especially low energy prices and the toleration of payment a...