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On the Determinants of Fiscal Non-Compliance

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Source: On the Determinants of Fiscal Non-Compliance : An Empirical Analysis of Spain's Regions

Volume/Issue: 2017/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mar Delgado-Téllez , Victor Lledo , and Javier Pérez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475569841

Keywords: Regional economics, State taxation, Fiscal policy, Europe, Spain, Fiscal compliance, rules, fiscal federalism, soft budget constraints, Forecasts of Budgets

This paper proposes an empirical framework that distinguishes voluntary from involuntary compliance with fiscal deficit targets on the basis of economic, institutional, and political factors. The framework is appli...

Prevention and Management of Government Arrears

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Source: Prevention and Management of Government Arrears

Volume: 14

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Suzanne Flynn , and Mario Pessoa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498313650

Keywords: Arrears, Public finance, Public financial management, commitment controls, government expenditure, treasury, expenditure, goods, stock, General

The accumulation of government expenditure arrears is one of the most common problems in public financial management. This technical note defines expenditure arrears and the different types of arrears that arise. T...

Tax Buoyancy in OECD Countries

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Source: Tax Buoyancy in OECD Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vincent Belinga , Dora Benedek , Ruud A. Mooij , and John Norregaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498305075

Keywords: Tax buoyancy, Error Correction Model, total tax revenue, tax revenues, Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt,

By how much will faster economic growth boost government revenue? This paper estimates short- and long-run tax buoyancy in OECD countries between 1965 and 2012. We find that, for aggregate tax revenues, short-run t...

When Should Public Debt Be Reduced?

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Source: When Should Public Debt Be Reduced?

Volume/Issue: 2015/10

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , and Raphael Espinoza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2015

ISBN: 9781498379205

Keywords: Economic growth, Public investment, Public debt, debt, investment, financial crisis, Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt,

What considerations should guide public debt policy going forward? Should debt be reduced to achieve normative anchors (such as 60 percent of GDP), should it be increased further to finance a big public investment...