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Chapter 11. Fiscal Discipline and Exchange Rates: Does Politics Matter?

Chapter 11. Fiscal Discipline and Exchange Rates: Does Politics Matter? »

Source: Fiscal Politics

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

Introduction The issue of what type of exchange rate regime is better for fiscal discipline has a long history in macroeconomics. Traditionally, the view that fixed exchange rate reg...

CHAPTER 5. FISCAL POLICY AS A COUNTERCYCLICAL TOOL

CHAPTER 5. FISCAL POLICY AS A COUNTERCYCLICAL TOOL »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2008 : Financial Stress, Downturns, and Recoveries

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067585

Keywords: inflation, current account, fiscal policy, monetary policy, commodity prices

In recent months, as economies have been buffeted by falling asset prices, rising costs for raw materials and credit, and waning confidence, there have been renewed calls for governments to actively use fisc...

Chapter 7. Fiscal Policy for Commodity-Exporting Countries: Chile’s Experience

Chapter 7. Fiscal Policy for Commodity-Exporting Countries: Chile’s Experience »

Source: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Catherine Pattillo , Marc Quintyn , and Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 October 2012

ISBN: 9781616353797

Keywords: hedging, fiscal policy, inflation, terms of trade, food prices

Introduction Chile, a small economy strongly integrated into world markets, is an important producer and exporter of commodities. Copper dominates its market: Chile has a one-third s...

Chapter 3. Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries

Chapter 3. Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Fiscal Politics

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

Introduction A growing literature assesses the detrimental effects of policy volatility on long-term growth and aggregate welfare (Fatás and Mihov 2003, 2012). One source of policy v...

Chapter 1. Fiscal Politics

Chapter 1. Fiscal Politics »

Source: Fiscal Politics

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

Introduction Fiscal Politics seeks to capture the politics of fiscal policymaking, and thus revives a tradition in political economy that gradually left the mainstrea...

Chapter 18. Fiscal Politics in the Euro Area

Chapter 18. Fiscal Politics in the Euro Area »

Source: Fiscal Politics

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

Introduction Like many other advanced economies, euro area (EA) countries have faced a significant accumulation of public debt in the past three decades. The public-debt-to-GDP ratio...

Chapter 13. Fiscal Rules to Tame the Political Budget Cycle: Evidence from Italian Municipalities

Chapter 13. Fiscal Rules to Tame the Political Budget Cycle: Evidence from Italian Municipalities »

Source: Fiscal Politics

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

This chapter presents evidence suggesting that fiscal rules can help moderate the political budget cycle. The term “political budget cycle” generally refers to increases in government spending or in the defi...

Chapter 16. Fiscal Watchdogs and Sound Fiscal Policy: Is the Barking Loud Enough to Tame Politicians?

Chapter 16. Fiscal Watchdogs and Sound Fiscal Policy: Is the Barking Loud Enough to Tame Politicians? »

Source: Fiscal Politics

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

This chapter revisits the potential contribution of politically independent fiscal watchdogs (fiscal councils, or FCs) to improving fiscal performance. A simple theoretical model first illustrates that FCs c...

chapter five Organizational Aspects

chapter five Organizational Aspects »

Source: Government Budgeting and Expenditure Controls : Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): A. Premchand

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1989

ISBN: 9780939934256

Keywords: expenditure, expenditures, inflation, public expenditure, fiscal policy

… and they don't seem to have any rules in particular: at least, if there are, nobody attends to them. … LEWIS CARROLL. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland...

Chapter 16. Food Price Volatility: An International Policy Challenge?

Chapter 16. Food Price Volatility: An International Policy Challenge? »

Source: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Catherine Pattillo , Marc Quintyn , and Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 October 2012

ISBN: 9781616353797

Keywords: hedging, fiscal policy, inflation, terms of trade, food prices

Introduction For the first time, food price volatility and food security have become major topics of international policy discussions and cooperation. Under the French presidency in...