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Big Government, High Debt, and Fiscal Adjustment in Small States

Big Government, High Debt, and Fiscal Adjustment in Small States »

Source: Big Government, High Debt, and Fiscal Adjustment in Small States

Volume/Issue: 2008/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rui Ota , and Stephanie Medina Cas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451869019

Keywords: Government size, fiscal adjustment, external debt, external public debt,

Using a new fiscal dataset for small states, this paper analyzes the link between country size, government size, debt, and economic performance. It finds that on average small states have larger governments and hig...

Fiscal Frameworks for Resource Rich Developing Countries

Fiscal Frameworks for Resource Rich Developing Countries »

Source: Fiscal Frameworks for Resource Rich Developing Countries

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

ISBN: 9781475510065

Keywords: Developing countries, Fiscal sustainability, Natural resources, permanent income hypothesis, public financial management, fiscal framework, fiscal rules, macro-fiscal management, fiscal policy, long-term fiscal sustainability

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries1

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries1 »

Source: 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

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 »

Source: 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

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...

Guinea

Guinea »

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...

Guinea

Guinea »

Source: Guinea : Staff-Monitored Program

Volume/Issue: 2011/251

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462331468

Keywords: central bank, debt service, budget support, fiscal control

Guinea is emerging from a prolonged period of political crisis. The new government has taken bold steps to address the serious macroeconomic imbalances. The intention to establish a special fund to govern spending...

Guinea: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Guinea: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Guinea : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2006/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451815276

Keywords: exogenous shocks, fiscal deficit, labor force, macroeconomic policies, international monetary fund

This Selected Issues paper examines the sources of real growth in Guinea. It identifies and quantifies the impact on real GDP growth of both the exogenous shocks and the policy changes that have occurred since 2000...

Guinea: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Guinea: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Guinea : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2006/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451815276

Keywords: exogenous shocks, fiscal deficit, labor force, macroeconomic policies, international monetary fund

This Selected Issues paper examines the sources of real growth in Guinea. It identifies and quantifies the impact on real GDP growth of both the exogenous shocks and the policy changes that have occurred since 2000...

Guinea: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Guinea: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Guinea : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2006/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451815276

Keywords: exogenous shocks, fiscal deficit, labor force, macroeconomic policies, international monetary fund

This Selected Issues paper examines the sources of real growth in Guinea. It identifies and quantifies the impact on real GDP growth of both the exogenous shocks and the policy changes that have occurred since 2000...

Guinea: Staff-Monitored Program

Guinea: Staff-Monitored Program »

Source: Guinea : Staff-Monitored Program

Volume/Issue: 2011/251

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462331468

Keywords: central bank, debt service, budget support, fiscal control

Guinea is emerging from a prolonged period of political crisis. The new government has taken bold steps to address the serious macroeconomic imbalances. The intention to establish a special fund to govern spending...