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Back to basics: Does a Minimum Wage Help Workers?

Back to basics: Does a Minimum Wage Help Workers? »

Source: Finance & Development, March 2019

Volume/Issue: 56/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484398784

Keywords: Finance and Development, Development, Economic growth, Poverty, Labor markets, Women, advanced economy, childcare, develop economy, gender gap

Finance and Development...

Back to Basics: What Is Universal Basic Income?

Back to Basics: What Is Universal Basic Income? »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2018

Volume/Issue: 55/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484386194

Keywords: Finance and Development, Social safety nets, Poverty, Development, Unemployment, Social security, social protection, develop economy, advanced economy, protection system

Finance and Development...

Banking on the Future of Women

Banking on the Future of Women »

Source: Finance & Development, March 2019

Volume/Issue: 56/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484398784

Keywords: Finance and Development, Development, Economic growth, Poverty, Labor markets, Women, advanced economy, childcare, develop economy, gender gap

Finance and Development...

Book Reviews: Finding Success

Book Reviews: Finding Success »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2018

Volume/Issue: 55/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484386194

Keywords: Finance and Development, Social safety nets, Poverty, Development, Unemployment, Social security, social protection, develop economy, advanced economy, protection system

Finance and Development...

Budget Consolidation

Budget Consolidation »

Source: Budget Consolidation : Short-Term Pain and Long-Term Gain

Volume/Issue: 2010/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Douglas Laxton , Susanna Mursula , Kevin Clinton , and Michael Kumhof

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201464

Keywords: current account imbalances, tax reform, income taxes, consumption taxes, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

The paper evaluates the costs and benefits of fiscal consolidation using simulations based on the IMFs global DSGE model GIMF. Over the longer run, well-targeted permanent reductions in budget deficits lead to a co...

The Case for Universal Social Protection

The Case for Universal Social Protection »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2018

Volume/Issue: 55/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484386194

Keywords: Finance and Development, Social safety nets, Poverty, Development, Unemployment, Social security, social protection, develop economy, advanced economy, protection system

Finance and Development...

Cash-Flow Tax

Cash-Flow Tax »

Source: Cash-Flow Tax

Volume/Issue: 1993/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Schutte , and Parthasarathi Shome

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1993

ISBN: 9781451841688

Keywords: taxation, tax base, tax avoidance, tax credit, home country

The cash-flow tax has been proposed as an alternative to corporate income tax on grounds of clarity and simplicity in defining the tax base in the face of widespread departures from the comprehensive income tax in...

Chapter 1. A Greater Role for Fiscal Policy

Chapter 1. A Greater Role for Fiscal Policy »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, April 2017 : Achieving More with Less

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475564662

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Economic integration, Fiscal space, Development, Tax reforms, Resource allocation, inclusive growth, advanced economies, emerging market economies, advanced economy

Fiscal policy has recently gained prominence, both in public debate and in governments’ policy agendas (Figure 1.1). A reassessment of fiscal policy is taking place, stressing its greater role in fostering s...

Chapter 2 Curbing Corruption

Chapter 2 Curbing Corruption »

Source: 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

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

Introduction Corruption—the abuse of public office for private gain—distorts the activities of the state and ultimately takes a toll on economic growth and the quality of people’s li...

Chapter 2. Digital Government

Chapter 2. Digital Government »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, April 2018 : Capitalizing on Good Times

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484333952

Keywords: Public finance, Tax policy, Debt and growth, Fiscal Monitor, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Fiscal space, Tax reforms, Production, debt

Digitalization presents both opportunities and risks for fiscal policy. It has the potential to improve the design and implementation of fiscal policy, but it also creates new challenges. This c...