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4 Addressing the Procyclical Bias

4 Addressing the Procyclical Bias »

Source: Promoting Fiscal Discipline

Series: Books

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Teresa Ter-Minassian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2007

ISBN: 9781589066090

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal performance, fiscal rules, fiscal discipline

Since political economy factors are an important determinant of procyclicality of policies, measures to contain the misuse of fiscal policy discretion can be benefic...

4 Can Fiscal Rules Help Reduce Macroeconomic Volatility?

4 Can Fiscal Rules Help Reduce Macroeconomic Volatility? »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in Emerging Markets : Background, Analysis, and Prospects

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781403920850

Keywords: rules, fiscal rules, fiscal policy, public debt, fiscal discipline

Introduction The debate on fiscal policy rules in Europe 2 centers mainly on how to facilitate the workings of automatic stabilizers while achieving...

3 Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy

3 Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy »

Source: Promoting Fiscal Discipline

Series: Books

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Teresa Ter-Minassian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2007

ISBN: 9781589066090

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal performance, fiscal rules, fiscal discipline

Although some debate on the feasibility and effectiveness of fiscal policy in stabilizing output fluctuations continues, there is little disagreement that, as a rule...

2 Discretion, Institutions, and Fiscal Discipline

2 Discretion, Institutions, and Fiscal Discipline »

Source: Promoting Fiscal Discipline

Series: Books

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Teresa Ter-Minassian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2007

ISBN: 9781589066090

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal performance, fiscal rules, fiscal discipline

Economic analysis has long recognized that policymakers, particularly in the fiscal domain, act quite rationally according to specific incentives, including reelecti...

7 EMU Fiscal Rules: What Can and Cannot be Exported

7 EMU Fiscal Rules: What Can and Cannot be Exported »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in Emerging Markets : Background, Analysis, and Prospects

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781403920850

Keywords: rules, fiscal rules, fiscal policy, public debt, fiscal discipline

Introduction A basic feature of Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) is strong fiscal discipline. The Maastricht Treaty sets tight public finance requirements for joining the e...

1 Fiscal Discipline: Key Issues and Overview

1 Fiscal Discipline: Key Issues and Overview »

Source: Promoting Fiscal Discipline

Series: Books

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Teresa Ter-Minassian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2007

ISBN: 9781589066090

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal performance, fiscal rules, fiscal discipline

Since the early 1970s, fiscal deficits and rising public debt have been ubiquitous features of government budgetary positions. Indeed, in aggregate, fiscal balances...

6 Fiscal Institutions versus Political Will

6 Fiscal Institutions versus Political Will »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in Emerging Markets : Background, Analysis, and Prospects

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781403920850

Keywords: rules, fiscal rules, fiscal policy, public debt, fiscal discipline

Introduction Numerous contemporary studies have found that fiscal institutions strongly influence budget outcomes, explaining why some countries maintain fiscal discipline while othe...

5 Fiscal Policy and High Capital Mobility

5 Fiscal Policy and High Capital Mobility »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in Emerging Markets : Background, Analysis, and Prospects

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781403920850

Keywords: rules, fiscal rules, fiscal policy, public debt, fiscal discipline

Introduction The conduct of fiscal policy in the context of an open capital account deserves particular attention in emerging market economies that adhere to an exchange rate peg eit...

5 Fiscal Responsibility Laws

5 Fiscal Responsibility Laws »

Source: Promoting Fiscal Discipline

Series: Books

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Teresa Ter-Minassian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2007

ISBN: 9781589066090

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal performance, fiscal rules, fiscal discipline

The search for more comprehensive institutional arrangements to improve fiscal policy outcomes intensified during the last decade. Analogous to the monetary policy d...

8 Fiscal Rules and Debt Sustainability in Brazil

8 Fiscal Rules and Debt Sustainability in Brazil »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in Emerging Markets : Background, Analysis, and Prospects

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781403920850

Keywords: rules, fiscal rules, fiscal policy, public debt, fiscal discipline

Introduction A fundamental policy issue faced by the Brazilian authorities centers on the medium- to long-term sustainability of the public sector debt. The prospects for fiscal sust...