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2 An Alternative Interpretation of the “Resource Curse”: Theory and Policy Implications

2 An Alternative Interpretation of the “Resource Curse”: Theory and Policy Implications »

Source: Fiscal Policy Formulation and Implementation in Oil-Producing Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Jeffrey Davis , Annalisa Fedelino , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589061750

Keywords: oil prices, fiscal policy, oil revenues, oil and gas, taxation

I. Introduction It is often said that most people when reading about a theory wonder if it works in practice. Economists, when seeing things working in practice, wond...

Austria

Austria »

Source: Austria : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2008/189

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451802412

Keywords: fiscal federalism, federalism, subnational governments, tax autonomy, subnational government

Austria's federal system comprises the federal government and nine provinces (Länder). The federal system is rather centralized by international standards, with the federal government (including social security fun...

4 Bolivia

4 Bolivia »

Source: Making Fiscal Decentralization Work : Cross-Country Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069855

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal relations

In Bolivia, the initial drive behind the decentralization process was political. In the late 1980s—after decades of dictatorship and neglect of the poorest regions—a need emerged to...

Bolivia

Bolivia »

Source: Bolivia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2010/29

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451805871

Keywords: revenue sharing, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal balance, fiscal transfers

This paper derives estimates of optimal levels of reserves for Bolivia, focusing on current account shocks as the key balance of payments risk. Bolivia's foreign reserves are adequate, with an optimal level between...

Can Fiscal Decentralization Strengthen Social Capital?

Can Fiscal Decentralization Strengthen Social Capital? »

Source: Can Fiscal Decentralization Strengthen Social Capital?

Volume/Issue: 2000/129

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

ISBN: 9781451855104

Keywords: fiscal federalism, social capital, fiscal decentralization, decentralization, federalism, decentralization indicator

Countries where social and political institutions stimulate interpersonal trust, civic cooperation, and social cohesiveness tend to have more efficient governments, better governance systems, and faster growth. Thi...

The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries

The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries »

Source: The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , and Paul Wade

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

ISBN: 9781451852707

Keywords: fiscal reform, transition, decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, intergovernmental fiscal relations, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General

This paper examines key aspects of the ongoing decentralization process in transition economies and identifies areas where the present systems can have potentially adverse impacts on both service delivery and macro...

Chapter 17 Algeria: A National Approach To Market-Oriented Tax Reform

Chapter 17 Algeria: A National Approach To Market-Oriented Tax Reform »

Source: Transition to Market : Studies in Fiscal Reform

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1993

ISBN: 9781557752758

Keywords: privatization, tax administration, tax system, taxation, tax reform

In many respects Algeria can be described as a country in transition. In the mid-1980s, as the command economy began to exhibit severe strain, a political consensus emerged for a gr...

Chapter 18 Angola: Improving Fiscal Institutions

Chapter 18 Angola: Improving Fiscal Institutions »

Source: Transition to Market : Studies in Fiscal Reform

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1993

ISBN: 9781557752758

Keywords: privatization, tax administration, tax system, taxation, tax reform

Angola is going through a complex political and economic transformation, similar to developments in other parts of the world. The end of a long civil war necessitates a huge reconst...

Chapter 2 Bulgaria’s Transition to a Market Economy: Fiscal Aspects

Chapter 2 Bulgaria’s Transition to a Market Economy: Fiscal Aspects »

Source: Transition to Market : Studies in Fiscal Reform

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1993

ISBN: 9781557752758

Keywords: privatization, tax administration, tax system, taxation, tax reform

The primary objective of modern economic systems is to promote orderly growth. After four decades of central planning under communism in Bulgaria, it became abundantly clear that a...

Chapter 13 China: Prolonged Reforms and the Weakening of Fiscal Control

Chapter 13 China: Prolonged Reforms and the Weakening of Fiscal Control »

Source: Transition to Market : Studies in Fiscal Reform

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1993

ISBN: 9781557752758

Keywords: privatization, tax administration, tax system, taxation, tax reform

Starting in 1979, China has carried out wide-ranging economic reforms with the specific aim of accelerating the rate of output growth by increasing productivity and improving the al...