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How Strong are Fiscal Multipliers in the GCC?

How Strong are Fiscal Multipliers in the GCC? »

Source: How Strong are Fiscal Multipliers in the GCC?

Volume/Issue: 2011/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raphael Espinoza , and Abdelhak Senhadji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455221059

Keywords: Gulf Cooperation Council, expenditure, capital expenditure, government expenditure, fiscal multipliers, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

The effectiveness of fiscal policy in smoothing the impact of shocks depends critically on the size of fiscal multipliers. This is particularly relevant for the GCC countries given the need for fiscal policy to cus...

Aid and Fiscal Management

Aid and Fiscal Management »

Volume/Issue: 2002/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Timothy Lane , and Ales Bulir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451853612.001

ISBN: 9781451853612

Keywords: Foreign aid, exchange rate, fiscal policy, tax revenues, exchange rates

This paper focuses on the macroeconomic aspects of fiscal management in aid-receiving countries. Despite the declining share of aid in budgets of donor countries, aid continues to play an important role in many dev...

Commodity Price Shocks and the Oddson Fiscal Performance

Commodity Price Shocks and the Oddson Fiscal Performance »

Volume/Issue: 2005/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Kumah , and John Matovu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861907.001

ISBN: 9781451861907

Keywords: structural VAR, pro-cyclical fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal performance, expenditures, fiscal aggregates, Econometric Modeling: General, General Outlook and Conditions, Strucral VAR,

Unanticipated changes in commodity prices can generate significant movements in fiscal aggregates. This paper seeks to understand the dynamics of these fiscal movements in the context of transitory commodity price...

Fiscal Coverage in the Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia
			: Current Situation and a Way Forward

Fiscal Coverage in the Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia : Current Situation and a Way Forward »

Volume/Issue: 2008/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daria Zakharova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869712.001

ISBN: 9781451869712

Keywords: Fiscal coverage, public enterprises, fiscal risks, fiscal statistics, fiscal policy, fiscal accounts, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government,

This paper reviews some broad principles of fiscal coverage, building on cross-country experience. It discusses the level of coverage that would be appropriate to conduct good quality fiscal analysis, while strikin...

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...

Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability
			: Automatic Stabilizers Work, Always and Everywhere

Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability : Automatic Stabilizers Work, Always and Everywhere »

Volume/Issue: 2010/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Radhicka Kapoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200702.001

ISBN: 9781455200702

Keywords: Output stability, expenditure, discretionary fiscal policy, fiscal stabilization, cyclical fiscal policy,

The paper revisits the link between fiscal policy and macroeconomic stability. Two salient features of our analysis are (1) a systematic test for the government's ambivalent role as a shock absorber and a shock ind...

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...

Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources

Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources »

Volume/Issue: 1998/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nigel Chalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844351.001

ISBN: 9781451844351

Keywords: Fiscal sustainability, non-renewable resource, oil producers, terms of trade, fiscal position, oil prices, fiscal policies

This paper assesses sustainable fiscal behavior in an economy where wealth is derived predominantly from a non-renewable resource. It explores the issue in a simple dynamic framework that highlights the structural...

Government Spending, Legislature Size, and the Executive Veto

Government Spending, Legislature Size, and the Executive Veto »

Volume/Issue: 2001/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reza Baqir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874709.001

ISBN: 9781451874709

Keywords: political institutions, executive veto, probability, statistics, equation, correlation, Analysis Of Collective Decision-making, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, And General Outlook

Recent work on the political economy of fiscal policy has asked how budgetary institutions affect fiscal outcomes. But what determines the budgetary institutions? In this paper I consider one such institution: the...

How Strong are Fiscal Multipliers in the GCC?

How Strong are Fiscal Multipliers in the GCC? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raphael Espinoza , and Abdelhak Senhadji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455221059.001

ISBN: 9781455221059

Keywords: Gulf Cooperation Council, expenditure, capital expenditure, government expenditure, fiscal multipliers, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

The effectiveness of fiscal policy in smoothing the impact of shocks depends critically on the size of fiscal multipliers. This is particularly relevant for the GCC countries given the need for fiscal policy to cus...