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Fiscal Transparency, Fiscal Performance and Credit Ratings1

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Source: Fiscal Transparency, Fiscal Performance and Credit Ratings

Volume/Issue: 2012/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Julio Escolano , and Elif Arbatli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504477

Keywords: Sovereign Credit Ratings, fiscal performance, public debt, budget process, budget documents

This paper investigates the effect of fiscal transparency on market assessments of sovereign risk, as measured by credit ratings. It measures this effect through a direct channel (uncertainty reduction) and an indi...

Norway-Recent Economic Developments

Norway-Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1997/26

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451829631.002

ISBN: 9781451829631

Keywords: exchange rate, fiscal policy, exchange rate stability, state budget, fiscal impulse

This paper examines the development of general government finances in Norway during 1988-96. The paper looks at general government revenue and expenditure in detail, examines the importance of revenue from the petr...

A Public Financial Management Framework for Resources-Producing Countries

A Public Financial Management Framework for Resources-Producing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2010/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Luc Hélis , and Teresa Daban Sanchez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451982152.001

ISBN: 9781451982152

Keywords: Resource revenue management, resource curse, accountability, resource-producing countries, budget law, budget process, budget documents, annual budget, fiscal policy, Macroeconomic Policy

This working paper overviews the challenges posed by resource revenues management and the policy prescriptions to meet them, and focuses on the Public Financial Management (PFM) framework and reforms that resource-...

Fiscal Transparency, Fiscal Performance and Credit Ratings

Fiscal Transparency, Fiscal Performance and Credit Ratings »

Volume/Issue: 2012/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Julio Escolano , and Elif Arbatli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504477.001

ISBN: 9781475504477

Keywords: Sovereign Credit Ratings, fiscal performance, public debt, budget process, budget documents

This paper investigates the effect of fiscal transparency on market assessments of sovereign risk, as measured by credit ratings. It measures this effect through a direct channel (uncertainty reduction) and an indi...

Narrowing Vertical Fiscal Imbalances in Four European Countries

Narrowing Vertical Fiscal Imbalances in Four European Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2012/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Izabela Karpowicz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502664.001

ISBN: 9781475502664

Keywords: Federalism, decentralization, vertical fiscal imbalance, local governments, fiscal decentralization, sub-national governments, fiscal balances, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government

This paper describes the institutional changes that have induced a decline in the vertical fiscal imbalance (VFI) - defined as the share of sub-national own spending not financed through own revenues - in four Euro...

Oil, National Wealth, and Current and Future Consumption Possibilities

Oil, National Wealth, and Current and Future Consumption Possibilities »

Volume/Issue: 1991/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gunnar Tersman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451965285.001

ISBN: 9781451965285

Keywords: future consumption, budget constraint, fiscal policy, permanent income, real interest rate

This paper offers a discussion about the macroeconomics of exhaustible resources. In a resource-based economy, long-term sustainability is an obvious issue. This paper outlines some ideas on how to treat issues rel...

Stock-Flow Adjustments and Fiscal Transparency
			: A Cross-Country Comparison

Stock-Flow Adjustments and Fiscal Transparency : A Cross-Country Comparison »

Volume/Issue: 2012/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anke Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463933821.001

ISBN: 9781463933821

Keywords: debt, deficits, interest, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Over the past three decades, large and persistent discrepancies between the annual change in public debt and the budget deficit, so-called stock-flow adjustments, were a prominent feature of debt dynamics in many e...

Strengthening Russia's Fiscal Framework

Strengthening Russia's Fiscal Framework »

Volume/Issue: 2012/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daria Zakharova , and Charleen Gust

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502282.001

ISBN: 9781475502282

Keywords: oil-producing countries, resource revenue management, accountability, fiscal framework, fiscal stance, fiscal agency, expenditures, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government

Though many aspects of Russia's fiscal policy framework are close to best practice on paper, actual practice in recent years has been moving away from best practice. In particular, the continued focus on the overal...

Narrowing Vertical Fiscal Imbalances in Four European Countries

Narrowing Vertical Fiscal Imbalances in Four European Countries »

Source: Narrowing Vertical Fiscal Imbalances in Four European Countries

Volume/Issue: 2012/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Izabela Karpowicz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502664

Keywords: Federalism, decentralization, vertical fiscal imbalance, local governments, fiscal decentralization, sub-national governments, fiscal balances, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government

This paper describes the institutional changes that have induced a decline in the vertical fiscal imbalance (VFI) - defined as the share of sub-national own spending not financed through own revenues - in four Euro...

Norway—Recent Economic Developments

Norway—Recent Economic Developments »

Source: Norway-Recent Economic Developments

Volume/Issue: 1997/26

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 1997

ISBN: 9781451829631

Keywords: exchange rate, fiscal policy, exchange rate stability, state budget, fiscal impulse

This paper examines the development of general government finances in Norway during 1988-96. The paper looks at general government revenue and expenditure in detail, examines the importance of revenue from the petr...