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Does Procyclical Fiscal Policy Reinforce Incentives to Dollarize Sovereign Debt?

Does Procyclical Fiscal Policy Reinforce Incentives to Dollarize Sovereign Debt? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anna Ilyina , Anastasia Guscina , and Herman Kamil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455201792.001

ISBN: 9781455201792

Keywords: sovereign debt management, bonds, debt manager, hedging, currency debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Finance: Other, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

This paper explores the link between the cyclical patterns of macroeconomic and policy variables and the currency composition of domestic sovereign debt in emerging market countries. The empirical analysis is ancho...

Fiscal Policy and Economic Activity During Recessions in Advanced Economies

Fiscal Policy and Economic Activity During Recessions in Advanced Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2002/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Axel Schimmelpfennig , Selma Mahfouz , and Richard Hemming

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851038.001

ISBN: 9781451851038

Keywords: fiscal response, economic activity, fiscal multipliers, recession, fiscal expansions, fiscal contractions, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

Using data for advanced economies, this paper investigates whether factors identified in the theoretical and empirical literature explain the effectiveness of fiscal policy in responding to recessions. The results...

Fiscal Policy and Financial Markets

Fiscal Policy and Financial Markets »

Volume/Issue: 2006/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Thomas Stratmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862768.001

ISBN: 9781451862768

Keywords: spreads, bond, bonds, fiscal adjustment, fiscal adjustments, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Other,

This paper introduces fiscal policy in a model of sovereign risk spreads ("spreads"). Using panel data from emerging market countries, we find that reductions in public expenditure are a more powerful tool for redu...

Paths to Eurobonds

Paths to Eurobonds »

Volume/Issue: 2012/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , Stijn Claessens , and Shahin Vallée

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505207.001

ISBN: 9781475505207

Keywords: Eurobonds, eurozone, fiscal risk-sharing, bonds, bond, financial markets, moral hazard, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

This paper discusses proposals for common euro area sovereign securities. Such instruments can potentially serve two functions: in the short-term, stabilize financial markets and banks and, in the medium-term, help...

Policy Credibility and Sovereign Credit
			: The Case of New EU Member States

Policy Credibility and Sovereign Credit : The Case of New EU Member States »

Volume/Issue: 2007/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , Jirí Jonáš , and David Hauner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865653.001

ISBN: 9781451865653

Keywords: Policy credibility, credit spreads, sovereign ratings, new EU member states, foreign currency, inflation, bond, bonds, real interest rate, Eu New Member States

References to policy credibility, particularly with regard to fiscal policy, are ubiquitous in both economic literature and financial markets, even though it is not directly observable. The case of the EU new membe...

Pressure or Prudence? Tales of Market Pressure and Fiscal Adjustment

Pressure or Prudence? Tales of Market Pressure and Fiscal Adjustment »

Volume/Issue: 2013/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Salvatore Dell'Erba , Todd Mattina , and Agustin Roitman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484374054.001

ISBN: 9781484374054

Keywords: market pressure, macro-fiscal fundamentals, advanced economies, fiscal consolidations, fiscal adjustments, Asset Pricing, General,

We study whether multiyear fiscal adjustment plans in 17 OECD countries during 1980-2011 have been associated with market pressure. We find that only a third (34 percent) of the consolidations occurred under market...

Pricing of Sovereign Credit Risk
			: Evidence From Advanced Economies During the Financial Crisis

Pricing of Sovereign Credit Risk : Evidence From Advanced Economies During the Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2012/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Lorenzo Forni , and Marc Gerard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463931865.001

ISBN: 9781463931865

Keywords: bond, arbitrage, bonds, stock prices, Advanced Economies, Sovereign Spreads, Fiscal Risks,

We investigate the pricing of sovereign credit risk over the period 2008-2010 for selected advanced economies by examining two widely-used indicators: sovereign credit default swap (CDS) and relative asset swap (RA...

Public Finance in Islam

Public Finance in Islam »

Volume/Issue: 1989/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 September 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451960983.001

ISBN: 9781451960983

Keywords: zakah, islamic teachings, fiscal policy, fiscal system, islamic state

The paper analyzes the bearing of Islamic teachings on the conduct of fiscal policy. It is shown that Islamic teachings do not prescribe any rigid system of public finance. The major emphasis is on the state&#x2019...

Systemic Banking Crises Database
			: An Update

Systemic Banking Crises Database : An Update »

Volume/Issue: 2012/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabian Valencia , and Luc Laeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505054.001

ISBN: 9781475505054

Keywords: banking, banking crises, recapitalization, bank claims, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General

We update the widely used banking crises database by Laeven and Valencia (2008, 2010) with new information on recent and ongoing crises, including updated information on policy responses and outcomes (i.e. fiscal c...

Italy

Italy »

Source: Italy : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/167

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475506518

Keywords: public debt, fiscal adjustment, fiscal outlook, tax wedge

This 2012 Article IV Consultation focuses on Italy's economy, which is expected to continue contracting through the year owing to tight financial conditions, global slowdown, and the needed fiscal consolidation. Th...