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The Dynamic Effects of Commodity Prices on Fiscal Performance in Latin America

The Dynamic Effects of Commodity Prices on Fiscal Performance in Latin America »

Volume/Issue: 2010/192

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leandro Medina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455202263.001

ISBN: 9781455202263

Keywords: procyclicality, fiscal positions, exporting countries, price fluctuations, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General,

The recent boom and bust in commodity prices has raised concerns about the impact of volatile commodity prices on Latin American countries' fiscal positions. Using a novel quarterly data set-which includes unique c...

IV. Lessons

IV. Lessons »

Source: The Composition of Fiscal Adjustment and Growth : Lessons from Fiscal Reforms in Eight Economies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Mackenzie , Philip Gerson , and David Orsmond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756299

Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, fiscal policy, capital expenditure, expenditure management

Lessons from Public Sector Reform The experience of public sector reform in Chile and Thailand makes clear that, just as a given quantity of fiscal adjustment can be achieved in diff...

Latin America

Latin America »

Source: Latin America : Highlights from the Implementation of the System of National Accounts 1993 (1993 SNA)

Volume/Issue: 2008/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roberto Ramos , Lisbeth Rivas , and Gonzalo Pastor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2008

ISBN: 9781451870978

Keywords: 1993 SNA implementation, Data Module of the ROSCs, GDP estimation biases, fixed capital formation, gross fixed capital formation, consumption expenditure,

This paper reviews the Latin American experience with the implementation of 1993 SNAand the updating of the national accounts' base year. It also makes a preliminary assessment of the possible estimation biases in...

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean1

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean1 »

Source: A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2018/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484353059

Keywords: Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Taxation, Uruguay, Western Hemisphere, Argentina, Fiscal policy, Guatemala, Jamaica

This paper presents a new database of fiscal consolidations for 14 Latin American and Caribbean economies during 1989-2016. We focus on discretionary changes in taxes and government spending primarily motivated by...

Nonrenewable Resources

Nonrenewable Resources »

Source: Nonrenewable Resources : A Case for Persistent Fiscal Surpluses

Volume/Issue: 1999/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Max Alier , and Martin Kaufman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1999

ISBN: 9781451846393

Keywords: nonrenewable resources, intergenerational transfer, overlapping generation model, expenditure, government expenditure, fiscal surpluses, public expenditure

This paper examines whether there is a case for temporary but persistent fiscal surpluses in economies heavily endowed with nonrenewable resources. It finds that there generally is a case. Fiscal surpluses permit r...

Public Expenditure in Latin America

Public Expenditure in Latin America »

Source: Public Expenditure in Latin America : Trends and Key Policy Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Christopher Faircloth , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865851

Keywords: Public Expenditure, expenditures, expenditure, public spending, government spending, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy,

This paper examines trends in government spending in Latin America from the mid-1990s to 2006. It also examines key policy issues, including the cyclicality of spending, public investment, public employment, and so...

Riding the Roller Coaster

Riding the Roller Coaster »

Source: Riding the Roller Coaster : Fiscal Policies of Nonrenewable Resource Exporters in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2010/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pablo Lopez Murphy , Mauricio Villafuerte , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209514

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal policies, fiscal sustainability, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General

This paper analyzes recent fiscal policies of nonrenewable resource exporting countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of sharp swings in resource prices. Fiscal policies were predominantly procy...

Strengthening Chile's Rule-Based Fiscal Framework

Strengthening Chile's Rule-Based Fiscal Framework »

Source: Strengthening Chile's Rule-Based Fiscal Framework

Volume/Issue: 2011/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455211982

Keywords: structural balance, resource revenue management, resource curse, accountability, resource-producing countries, fiscal policy, fiscal rule, expenditures, expenditure, Macroeconomic Policy

The cornerstone of Chile's impressive fiscal performance has been its structural balance rule. By insulating public spending from short-term copper price fluctuations and the business cycle, the rule has helped pre...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: The Composition of Fiscal Adjustment and Growth : Lessons from Fiscal Reforms in Eight Economies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Mackenzie , Philip Gerson , and David Orsmond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756299

Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, fiscal policy, capital expenditure, expenditure management

This study examines the composition of fiscal adjustment - tax and expenditure policies and administrative procedures, and some aspects of public enterprise reform - in a sample of eight countries (Bangladesh, Chil...