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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

Fiscal Politics

Fiscal Politics »

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475547900.071

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

Two main themes of the book are that (1) politics can distort optimal fiscal policy through elections and through political fragmentation, and (2) rules and institutions can attenuate the negative effects of this d...

Structural Reform Priorities for Brazil

Structural Reform Priorities for Brazil »

Source: Structural Reform Priorities for Brazil

Volume/Issue: 2018/224

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nina Biljanovska , and Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484376331

Keywords: Structural reforms, Brazil, political economy.

Over the last few decades, Brazil has experienced relatively weak economic growth due to stagnant productivity. To boost productivity, Brazil should embark on an ambitious structural reform process. In doing so, it...

The Nordic Energy Markets and Environment

The Nordic Energy Markets and Environment »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316255

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Natural, Political Priorities, Energy Sector, District Heat, Domestic Energy Resources, Economy and national budget

Natural resources and political priorities have formed the energy sector through the last century. Especially the development of grid-dependent energies such as electricity, district heat, and natural gas has been...

Now or Later? The Political Economy of Public Investment in Democracies*

Now or Later? The Political Economy of Public Investment in Democracies* »

Source: Now or Later? The Political Economy of Public Investment in Democracies

Volume/Issue: 2015/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Estelle Liu , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513583853

Keywords: Political economy, Public Investment, Elections, Fragmentation, Ideology

This paper explores the impact of political and institutional variables on public investment. Working with a sample of 80 presidential and parliamentary democracies between 1975 and 2012, we find that the rate of g...

Poverty, Inequality, and Unethical Behavior of the Strong

Poverty, Inequality, and Unethical Behavior of the Strong »

Source: Poverty, Inequality, and Unethical Behavior of the Strong

Volume/Issue: 2000/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arye Hillman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2000

ISBN: 9781451859508

Keywords: government, ethics, Nietzsche, political economy, political culture, income distribution, political authority, forced labor

This paper is concerned with economic consequences of unethical governance. A framework is set out, based on principles of Friedrich Nietzsche, that ties poverty and inequality to unethical behavior of the strong t...

Should the IMF Become More Adaptive?

Should the IMF Become More Adaptive? »

Source: Should the IMF Become More Adaptive?

Volume/Issue: 1996/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Clark

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1996

ISBN: 9781451843491

Keywords: monetary fund, world economy, inflation, multilateral institutions, political economy

This paper addresses the question: Should the International Monetary Fund be making an even greater effort to adapt its objectives, priorities, rules, instruments, procedures, and resources to take account of chang...

Fiscal Politics in the Euro Area

Fiscal Politics in the Euro Area »

Source: Fiscal Politics in the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2017/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud , Vitor Gaspar , and Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475572919

Keywords: Political economy, Euro Area, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, political economy factors, deficit bias, procyclicality, fiscal rules

This paper provides evidence of fiscal procyclicality, excessive deficits, distorted budget composition and poor compliance with fiscal rules in the euro area. Our analysis relies on real-time data for 19 countries...

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019
			: Curbing Corruption

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019 : Curbing Corruption »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302180.089

ISBN: 9781498302180

Keywords: Corruption, Corruption in politics. Economic aspects, Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, inclusive growth, global integration, fiscal outlook

This report discusses fiscal policies to prepare for the next downturn and foster long-term inclusive growth by adapting to changing demographics, advancing technology, and deepening global integration. It also cov...

Introduction

Introduction »

Source: Fiscal Politics

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

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Part I: Elections, Ideology, and Political Fragmentation

Part I: Elections, Ideology, and Political Fragmentation »

Source: Fiscal Politics

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

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