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That Squeezing Feeling
			: The Interest Burden and Public Debt Stabilization

That Squeezing Feeling : The Interest Burden and Public Debt Stabilization »

Volume/Issue: 2013/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484321737.001

ISBN: 9781484321737

Keywords: interest payments, fiscal reaction, fiscal policy, fiscal reaction function, government revenue, Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary or Stabilization Policy, Deficit,

The paper explores the extent to which the pressure of debt service on other spending items may push governments to embark on fiscal consolidation beyond what is strictly necessary to secure solvency. The empirical...

When Do Structural Reforms Work? On the Role of the Business Cycle and Macroeconomic Policies

When Do Structural Reforms Work? On the Role of the Business Cycle and Macroeconomic Policies »

Volume/Issue: 2016/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anna Bordon , Christian Ebeke , and Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513589923.001

ISBN: 9781513589923

Keywords: Structural reforms, employment, monetary policy, fiscal policy, product market, labor market, labor, employment rate, General, All Countries,

Structural reforms are expected to lift growth and employment, but their effects are surprisingly difficult to pin down empirically. One reason is their potential endogeneity to the economic environment in which th...

Macroeconomic Management and the Devolution of Fiscal Powers

Macroeconomic Management and the Devolution of Fiscal Powers »

Volume/Issue: 2002/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849882.001

ISBN: 9781451849882

Keywords: fiscal policies, state and local government, intergovernmental relations, local governments, local government, fiscal decentralization, fiscal devolution, tax revenue,

Several of the transition economies are devolving fiscal authority to subnational governments at a time when it is also important to consolidate fiscal policy. This can be problematic because, without appropriate c...

IV Fiscal Rules and the Effects of Fiscal Policy on Economic Activity

IV Fiscal Rules and the Effects of Fiscal Policy on Economic Activity »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

In this section, the impact of fiscal policy on economic activity under discretion and under rules is investigated. More specifically, we ask whether fiscal rules imply a change in the behavioral reactions o...

Lifting Euro Area Growth

Lifting Euro Area Growth »

Source: Lifting Euro Area Growth : Priorities for Structural Reforms and Governance

Volume/Issue: 2010/19

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Luc Everaert , and Céline Allard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 November 2010

ISBN: 9781462302109

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Euro Area, Europe, Financial sector, Political economy, Services sector, Labor markets, Labor market reforms, Governance

To live up to its growth potential and secure its inclusive social model, the euro area must make better use of its available labor. In the aftermath of the crisis, boosting growth is essential to prevent unemploym...

Macroeconomic Management and the Devolution of Fiscal Powers

Macroeconomic Management and the Devolution of Fiscal Powers »

Source: Macroeconomic Management and the Devolution of Fiscal Powers

Volume/Issue: 2002/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849882

Keywords: fiscal policies, state and local government, intergovernmental relations, local governments, local government, fiscal decentralization, fiscal devolution, tax revenue,

Several of the transition economies are devolving fiscal authority to subnational governments at a time when it is also important to consolidate fiscal policy. This can be problematic because, without appropriate c...

2. Macroprudential Policies and House Prices in Europe: An Overview of Recent Experiences

2. Macroprudential Policies and House Prices in Europe: An Overview of Recent Experiences »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

This chapter documents the increasing use of macroprudential policies (MaPPs) in Europe in recent years to build financial resilience, contain general and sectoral credit growth, an...

METHODOLOGICAL AND STATISTICAL APPENDIX

METHODOLOGICAL AND STATISTICAL APPENDIX »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, April 2012 : Balancing Fiscal Policy Risks

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2012

ISBN: 9781616352486

Keywords: fiscal policy, central bank, public debt, fiscal adjustment

This appendix comprises four sections: fiscal policy assumptions, data and conventions, economy groupings, and statistical tables. The assumptions underlying the estimates and proje...

Methodological and Statistical Appendix

Methodological and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2012 : Taking Stock: A Progress Report on Fiscal Adjustment: Taking Stock: A Progress Report on Fiscal Adjustment

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2012

ISBN: 9781616353919

Keywords: pension, fiscal consolidation, unemployment, fiscal policy, pensions

This appendix comprises six sections. “What’s New” presents a brief description of the methodological changes to the database and statistical tables since the April 2012 issue of the Fiscal Monitor. “Data an...

A Modern History of Fiscal Prudence and Profligacy

A Modern History of Fiscal Prudence and Profligacy »

Source: A Modern History of Fiscal Prudence and Profligacy

Volume/Issue: 2013/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , Rafael Romeu , Ariel Binder , and Asad Zaman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2013

ISBN: 9781616357825

Keywords: fiscal balance, fiscal policy response, fiscal prudence, Deficit,

We draw on a newly collected historical dataset of fiscal variables for a large panel of countries-to our knowledge, the most comprehensive database currently available-to gauge the degree of fiscal prudence or pro...