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Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2013/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Ebeke , and Dilan Ölcer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475588514.001

ISBN: 9781475588514

Keywords: Elections, IMF programs, tax revenues, national fiscal rules, fiscal policy, fiscal rule, Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior,

Focusing on Low-Income Countries, we investigate the behavior of fiscal variables during and after elections. The results indicate that during election years, government consumption significantly increases and lead...

From Volatility to Stability in Expenditure
			: Stabilization Funds in Resource-Rich Countries

From Volatility to Stability in Expenditure : Stabilization Funds in Resource-Rich Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2014/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Naotaka Sugawara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 March 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475515275.001

ISBN: 9781475515275

Keywords: stabilization fund, fiscal volatility, government expenditure, institution, stabilization, expenditure, public spending, Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary or Stabilization Policy, General, Government Policy,

This paper examines the effect of stabilization funds on the volatility of government expenditure in resource-rich countries. Using a panel data set of 68 resource-rich countries over 1988-2012, the results find th...

Global Aging and Fiscal Policy with International Labor Mobility
			: A Political Economy Perspective

Global Aging and Fiscal Policy with International Labor Mobility : A Political Economy Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2005/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mehmet Tosun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861594.001

ISBN: 9781451861594

Keywords: population aging, overlapping generations, endogenous fiscal policy, international labor mobility, international capital mobility, aging, labor mobility, social security, labor migration, Economic Growth of Open Economies

This paper uses an overlapping generations model with international labor mobility and a politically responsive fiscal policy to examine aging in developed and developing regions. Migrant workers change the politic...

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States »

Volume/Issue: 2015/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Delechat , John Clark JR , Pranav Gupta , Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi , Mesmin Koulet-Vickot , Carla Macario , Toomas Orav , Manuel Rosales Torres , Rene Tapsoba , Dmitry Zhdankin , and Susan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498392570.001

ISBN: 9781498392570

Keywords: fragile states, revenue, investment, poverty, public investment, safety nets, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, One, Two

Like other fragile sub-Saharan African countries, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are seeking to harness their natural resource potential in the context of ambitious development strategies. This st...

¿En qué se diferencia la transmisión de la política monetaria en los países que dependen de las remesas?

¿En qué se diferencia la transmisión de la política monetaria en los países que dependen de las remesas? »

Volume/Issue: 2016/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Ralph Chami , Christian Ebeke , and Anne Oeking

Publisher: CEMLA/Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinamericano

Publication Date: 02 February 2017

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475574487.001

ISBN: 9781475574487

Keywords: Europe, Guinea, Asia and Pacific, Antigua and Barbuda, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Banking sector, Western Hemisphere, Balance sheets, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Pese a que las remesas aportan ventajas en materia de bienestar y reducción de la pobreza para los hogares receptores, se ha observado que también traen consigo problemas macroeconómicos: producen efecto de tipo ma...

What’s Different about Monetary Policy Transmission in Remittance-Dependent Countries?

What’s Different about Monetary Policy Transmission in Remittance-Dependent Countries? »

Volume/Issue: 2016/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Ralph Chami , Christian Ebeke , and Anne Oeking

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513531236.001

ISBN: 9781513531236

Keywords: Worker’s Remittances, lending channel, banking sector, bank balance sheets, balance sheets, exchange, General, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, All Countries, banking sector.,

Despite welfare and poverty-reducing benefits for recipient households, remittance inflows have been shown to entail macroeconomic challenges; producing Dutch Disease-type effects through their upward (appreciation...

The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession

The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession »

Source: The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession : Impact on the CEMAC Region and Policy Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2009/20

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Dimitre Milkov , Rafael Portillo , Plamen Iossifov , and John Wakeman-Linn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2009

ISBN: 9781455255252

Keywords: Emerging markets, Global financial crisis, policy response, cost containment, CEMAC, fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, monetary policy, foreign exchange, exchange rate

The financial sector of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) has been seriously affected by the global financial crisis and resulting global recession. This note assesses the response of CEMA...

1. Introduction

1. Introduction »

Source: Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

The cyclical behavior of fiscal policy affects sub-Saharan African countries because many of them depend on commodity exports or have been gaining access to international capital markets in recent years, and...

Joint Debt Sustainability Analysis Under the Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries

Joint Debt Sustainability Analysis Under the Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries »

Source: Guinea : 2011 Article IV Consultation and Requests for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, and for Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries-Staff Report; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea.

Volume/Issue: 2012/63

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502602

Keywords: central bank, external debt, debt relief, debt service, fiscal balance

This paper presents Guinea's 2011 Article IV Consultation and requests for a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility. The macroeconomic improvement in 2011 has been mainly owed to sharp fiscal ad...

Marcos fiscales para los países ricos en recursos naturales

Marcos fiscales para los países ricos en recursos naturales »

Source: Marcos fiscales para los países ricos en recursos naturales

Volume/Issue: 2012/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro , Mauricio Villafuerte , Thomas Baunsgaard , and Christine Richmond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2012

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781498397162

Keywords: Natural resources, Developing countries, Fiscal sustainability, hipótesis del ingreso permanente, gestión financiera pública, marco fiscal, reglas fiscales, macro-gestión fiscal, política fiscal, sostenibilidad fiscal a largo plazo

En la serie de Documentos de Análisis del Personal Técnico del FMI se presentan los últimos análisis e investigaciones sobre políticas elaborados por miembros del personal técnico del FMI, que se publican para reci...