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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...

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...

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...

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...

11 Fiscal Rules for Economies with Nonrenewable Resources: Norway and Venezuela

11 Fiscal Rules for Economies with Nonrenewable Resources: Norway and Venezuela »

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 Recent studies have singled out resource-abundant economies as having weak economic performance over the last three decades; the greater the resource endowment, the lowe...

14 Fiscal Rules for Subnational Governments: Lessons from the EMU

14 Fiscal Rules for Subnational Governments: Lessons from the EMU »

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 fiscal rules adopted in the context of Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) have extensive implications for European Union (EU) governments at all levels. This...

2 Fiscal Rules from a Political Economy Perspective

2 Fiscal Rules from a Political Economy Perspective »

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 Persistent deficits, implying a secular growth of debt, have led many to argue that fiscal rules may play an important role in helping reduce or eliminate deficits and c...

9 Fiscal Rules in Mexico: Evolution and Prospects

9 Fiscal Rules in Mexico: Evolution and Prospects »

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 Poor fiscal management, over time, usually results in unsustainable public debt, high inflation and interest rates, and weak economic performance. Rules restricting fisc...

10 Fiscal Rules on the Road to an Enlarged European Union

10 Fiscal Rules on the Road to an Enlarged European Union »

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 Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) has come under increasing pressure as the fiscal position of several European Union (EU) member countries has deteriorated with the s...