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The Discipline-Enhancing Role of Fiscal Institutions

The Discipline-Enhancing Role of Fiscal Institutions »

Source: The Discipline-Enhancing Role of Fiscal Institutions : Theory and Empirical Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2007/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867350

Keywords: Deficit bias, credibility, accountability, voters, fiscal institutions, fiscal rule, Accountablility,

This paper discusses the role of fiscal institutions, including budget rules and non-partisan agencies, in enhancing fiscal discipline. A dynamic model of fiscal policy shows that optimal institutions lack credibil...

Fiscal Adjustment in EU Countries

Fiscal Adjustment in EU Countries »

Source: Fiscal Adjustment in EU Countries : A Balance Sheet Approach

Volume/Issue: 2004/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kenji Moriyama , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451856378

Keywords: government assets, net worth, public debt, budget balance, fiscal measures, National Deficit Surplus,

Several European Union countries have recently implemented or are envisaging fiscal that operations improve budgetary figures but have no structural impact on government finances. This paper evaluates some of these...

IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with Luxembourg

IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with Luxembourg »

Source: Luxembourg : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2004/125

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451824322

Keywords: debt, financial sector, public sector, article, deficit

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that the Luxembourg authorities are adjusting policies to the growth slowdown, although major new initiatives are on hold in the run-up to the June 2004 general election...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Luxembourg

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Luxembourg »

Source: Luxembourg : Staff Report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2006/164

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451824360

Keywords: interest, debt, article, deficit

Luxembourg's 2006 Article IV Consultation reports that the dominant financial sector has supported a steady rebound in economic activity. Growth is projected to remain healthy in the near term, but trend growth may...

Luxembourg
			: Staff Report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation

Luxembourg : Staff Report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2006/164

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451824360.002

ISBN: 9781451824360

Keywords: interest, debt, article, deficit

Luxembourg's 2006 Article IV Consultation reports that the dominant financial sector has supported a steady rebound in economic activity. Growth is projected to remain healthy in the near term, but trend growth may...

Luxembourg
			: Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Luxembourg : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2004/125

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451824322.002

ISBN: 9781451824322

Keywords: debt, financial sector, public sector, article, deficit

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that the Luxembourg authorities are adjusting policies to the growth slowdown, although major new initiatives are on hold in the run-up to the June 2004 general election...

Fiscal Adjustment in EU Countries
			: A Balance Sheet Approach

Fiscal Adjustment in EU Countries : A Balance Sheet Approach »

Volume/Issue: 2004/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kenji Moriyama , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856378.001

ISBN: 9781451856378

Keywords: government assets, net worth, public debt, budget balance, fiscal measures, National Deficit Surplus,

Several European Union countries have recently implemented or are envisaging fiscal that operations improve budgetary figures but have no structural impact on government finances. This paper evaluates some of these...

International Finance and Income Convergence
			: Europe is Different

International Finance and Income Convergence : Europe is Different »

Volume/Issue: 2007/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daniel Leigh , Abdul Abiad , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866285.001

ISBN: 9781451866285

Keywords: growth, convergence, current account, current account deficit, current account balance, current accounts, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

Recent studies conclude that the ongoing global financial integration may have had little or no value in advancing economic growth, especially in poor countries. Capital is often found to flow "uphill" from poor to...

Some Algebra of Fiscal Transparency
			: How Accounting Devices Work and How to Reveal Them

Some Algebra of Fiscal Transparency : How Accounting Devices Work and How to Reveal Them »

Volume/Issue: 2012/228

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Timothy Irwin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475510577.001

ISBN: 9781475510577

Keywords: accounting devices, accrual accounting, cash accounting, government finance, full accrual accounting, government finance statistics, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

Accounting devices that artificially reduce the measured fiscal deficit can be analyzed as transactions involving unrecognized assets and liabilities. Different accounting systems recognize different sets of assets...

The Discipline-Enhancing Role of Fiscal Institutions
			: Theory and Empirical Evidence

The Discipline-Enhancing Role of Fiscal Institutions : Theory and Empirical Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2007/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867350.001

ISBN: 9781451867350

Keywords: Deficit bias, credibility, accountability, voters, fiscal institutions, fiscal rule, Accountablility,

This paper discusses the role of fiscal institutions, including budget rules and non-partisan agencies, in enhancing fiscal discipline. A dynamic model of fiscal policy shows that optimal institutions lack credibil...