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Switzerland: Selected Issues

Switzerland: Selected Issues »

Source: Switzerland : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2006/203

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451807301

Keywords: debt, budget, federalism, public goods

This paper reviews the trade-offs in Switzerland, focusing on challenges for fiscal policy coordination. It reviews the benefits and costs of a highly decentralized government, describes the Swiss institutional arc...

Switzerland

Switzerland »

Source: Switzerland : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2006/203

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451807301

Keywords: debt, budget, federalism, public goods

This paper reviews the trade-offs in Switzerland, focusing on challenges for fiscal policy coordination. It reviews the benefits and costs of a highly decentralized government, describes the Swiss institutional arc...

Switzerland: Selected Issues

Switzerland: Selected Issues »

Source: Switzerland : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2006/203

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451807301

Keywords: debt, budget, federalism, public goods

This paper reviews the trade-offs in Switzerland, focusing on challenges for fiscal policy coordination. It reviews the benefits and costs of a highly decentralized government, describes the Swiss institutional arc...

Challenges in Expanding Development Assistance

Challenges in Expanding Development Assistance »

Source: Challenges in Expanding Development Assistance

Volume/Issue: 2002/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451972788

Keywords: Absorptive capacity, Poverty, Foreign aid, ODA, international public goods, exchange rate, capita income, industrial countries, real exchange, public goods

This paper highlights the macro and microeconomic challenges associated with success of the effort to mobilize 0.7 percent of GNP for official development assistance (ODA). To promote achievement of the Millennium...

New Energy Sources for Jordan

New Energy Sources for Jordan »

Source: New Energy Sources for Jordan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2015/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Gamba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 May 2015

ISBN: 9781513544038

Keywords: oil, prices, gas, Publicly Provided Goods: Mixed Markets, General,

Jordan's initiatives to reduce its energy dependency could have substantial macroeconomic implications, but will crucially depend on the level of international oil prices in the next decade. Significant uncertainti...

The Welfare Multiplier of Public Infrastructure Investment

The Welfare Multiplier of Public Infrastructure Investment »

Source: The Welfare Multiplier of Public Infrastructure Investment

Volume/Issue: 2016/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Ganelli , and Juha Tervala

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 February 2016

ISBN: 9781475516678

Keywords: Public Infrastructure, investment, consumption, multipliers, elasticity, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Publicly Provided Private Goods, Infrastructures, All Countries,

We analyze the welfare multipliers of public spending (the consumption equivalent change in welfare for one dollar change in public spending) in a DSGE model. The welfare multipliers of public infrastructure invest...

Optimal Fiscal Policy and the Environment

Optimal Fiscal Policy and the Environment »

Source: Optimal Fiscal Policy and the Environment

Volume/Issue: 1998/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jenny Ligthart

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

ISBN: 9781451856613

Keywords: abatement, marginal cost of public funds, pollution taxation, public goods, Samuelson rule, second-best, public spending, environment, environmental quality, taxation

The paper studies the setting of optimal fiscal policy in a second-best world with environmental externalities. The optimal second-best pollution tax is shown to lie below the first-best Pigovian tax, particularly...

St. Lucia

St. Lucia »

Source: St. Lucia : Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2006/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451823240

Keywords: central bank, merchandise exports, public debt, exports of goods, re-exports

The report highlights the IMF projections and estimates of St. Lucia's basic data indicators, its GDP by economic activity at constant and current factor cost, selected data on the banana industry, operations of t...

Guatemala

Guatemala »

Source: Guatemala : Statistical Annex

Volume/Issue: 2005/361

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2005

ISBN: 9781451816648

Keywords: public sector, capital formation, capital goods, current account balance, community services

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

The Distributional Bias of Public Education

The Distributional Bias of Public Education »

Source: The Distributional Bias of Public Education : Causes and Consequences

Volume/Issue: 2004/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Gradstein , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451875027

Keywords: Public education, incidence bias, inequality, education spending, income inequality, private education, Publicly Provided Private Goods, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

While public education is often intended to be progressive in its effects on income distribution, in reality its incidence is often skewed toward the rich. This paper argues that the extent of this bias is directly...