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Appendix IV Selected Country Experiences

Appendix IV Selected Country Experiences »

Source: Transparency in Government Operations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and J. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557756978

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal policy, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal activities, budget process

This appendix summarizes the experiences of selected countries in several regions of the IMF’s membership. Although none of the countries selected is necessarily to be regarded as a model of fiscal transpare...

Appendix Tables

Appendix Tables »

Source: Who Will Pay? Coping with Aging Societies, Climate Change, and Other Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062238

Keywords: pension, fiscal policy, tax rates, public debt, fiscal sustainability

Table A.1. Sources of Long-Term Fiscal Pressure: United States and Canada Sources of Pressure...

Are All Summary Indicators of the Stance of Fiscal Policy Misleading

Are All Summary Indicators of the Stance of Fiscal Policy Misleading »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 36 No. 4

Volume: 36

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1989

ISBN: 9781451930757

Keywords: fiscal policy, public sector, international monetary fund, net worth, social security

Two recent criticisms of summary fiscal indicators are appraised: first, that they and the conventionally measured public sector balances from which they are derived are not sufficiently broadly defined; second, th...

Are All Summary Indicators of the Stance of Fiscal Policy Misleading?

Are All Summary Indicators of the Stance of Fiscal Policy Misleading? »

Source: Are All Summary Indicators of the Stance of Fiscal Policy Misleading?

Volume/Issue: 1988/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1988

ISBN: 9781451944501

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal impulse, expenditures, fiscal stance

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

3 Are All Summary Indicators of the Stance of Fiscal Policy Misleading?

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Source: How to Measure the Fiscal Deficit

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751928

Keywords: inflation, central bank, payments, credit, fiscal policy

That the unadjusted balance of the public sector’s financial operations is an unreliable indicator of the stance of fiscal policy has long been recognized by economists....

Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending Their Oil Wealth Upfront?

Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending Their Oil Wealth Upfront? »

Source: Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending Their Oil Wealth Upfront?

Volume/Issue: 2004/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): H. Takizawa , E. Gardner , and Kenichi Ueda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451856217

Keywords: Optimal fiscal policy, transitional growth, natural resource, government spending, budget constraint, fiscal balance, private consumption, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

We question the conventional view that it is optimal for government to maintain a stable level of spending out of oil wealth. We compare this conventional policy recommendation with one where government spends all...

The Benefits of International Policy Coordination Revisited

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Source: The Benefits of International Policy Coordination Revisited

Volume/Issue: 2013/262

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaromir Benes , Michael Kumhof , Douglas Laxton , Dirk Muir , and Susanna Mursula

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2013

ISBN: 9781484326626

Keywords: Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Macroprudential Policy, International Policy Coordination, International Spillovers, Nonlinearities, Fiscal Multipliers, Macrofinancial Linkages, Prudential Regulation, inflation

This paper uses two of the IMF's DSGE models to simulate the benefits of international fiscal and macroprudential policy coordination. The key argument is that these two policies are similar in that, unlike monetar...

Budget Consolidation

Budget Consolidation »

Source: Budget Consolidation : Short-Term Pain and Long-Term Gain

Volume/Issue: 2010/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Douglas Laxton , Susanna Mursula , Kevin Clinton , and Michael Kumhof

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201464

Keywords: current account imbalances, tax reform, income taxes, consumption taxes, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

The paper evaluates the costs and benefits of fiscal consolidation using simulations based on the IMFs global DSGE model GIMF. Over the longer run, well-targeted permanent reductions in budget deficits lead to a co...

Budgetary Transparency for Public Expenditure Control

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Source: Budgetary Transparency for Public Expenditure Control

Volume/Issue: 2001/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Franco Reviglio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451842517

Keywords: Public expenditure control, political systems and public expenditure reforms, taxation and unemployment, GSP implementation versus budgetary gimmicks, budgetary transparency in Italy, public expenditure, expenditure, fiscal constraints, expenditure management, fiscal policy

This paper explains why EMU countries seem unable or unwilling to undertake structural reforms of public expenditure. One of the reasons is political. What public expenditure reforms might be pursued without changi...

Can Government Demand Stimulate Private Investment? Evidence from U.S. Federal Procurement1

Can Government Demand Stimulate Private Investment? Evidence from U.S. Federal Procurement1 »

Source: Can Government Demand Stimulate Private Investment? Evidence from U.S. Federal Procurement

Volume/Issue: 2016/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shafik Hebous , and Tom Zimmermann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513578729

Keywords: Federal Procurement, Financing Constraints, Spending Multipliers, government spending, contracts, capital investment, fiscal policy, General, Other, All Countries,

We study the effects of federal purchases on firms' investment using a novel panel dataset that combines federal procurement contracts in the United States with key financial firm-level information. We find that 1...