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Characterizing the Expenditure Uncertainties of Industrial Countries in the 21st Century

Characterizing the Expenditure Uncertainties of Industrial Countries in the 21st Century »

Volume/Issue: 2005/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller , and David Hauner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861105.001

ISBN: 9781451861105

Keywords: fiscal frameworks, expenditure, expenditures, government expenditure, fiscal policy, expenditure categories, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt,

A number of uncertainties about long-term expenditure commitments in industrial countries are examined: (i) the assumptions underlying the projections, (ii) the potential to further reduce non-age-related expenditu...

Fiscal Consolidations and Growth
			: Does Speed Matter?

Fiscal Consolidations and Growth : Does Speed Matter? »

Volume/Issue: 2013/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Steven Pennings , and Esther Perez Ruiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475517866.001

ISBN: 9781475517866

Keywords: fiscal multipliers, government expenditure, anticipation effects, government spending, fiscal consolidations, General,

Should fiscal consolidations be front-loaded or proceed at a more steady pace, and how does this affect growth? We make an attempt to address this question using a three-step methodology. First, we modify a standar...

Jointly Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy Rules under Borrowing Constraints

Jointly Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy Rules under Borrowing Constraints »

Volume/Issue: 2009/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Kumhof , and Huixin Bi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874310.001

ISBN: 9781451874310

Keywords: Optimal simple rules, monetary policy rules, fiscal policy rules, welfare analysis, borrowing constraints, tax revenue, inflation, government spending,

We study the welfare properties of an economy where both monetary and fiscal policy follow simple rules, and where a subset of agents is borrowing constrained. The optimized fiscal rule is far more aggressive than...

IV. Reform Options

IV. Reform Options »

Source: Aging Populations and Public Pension Schemes

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Sheetal Chand , and Albert Jaeger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 1996

ISBN: 9781557756206

Keywords: Aging, pension, public pension, retirement, contribution rates

The previous section pointed to the need for major pension adjustments for most major industrial countries so as to ensure that their public pension systems are sustainable and to prevent a buildup in pensio...

Jointly Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy Rules under Borrowing Constraints

Jointly Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy Rules under Borrowing Constraints »

Source: Jointly Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy Rules under Borrowing Constraints

Volume/Issue: 2009/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Kumhof , and Huixin Bi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874310

Keywords: Optimal simple rules, monetary policy rules, fiscal policy rules, welfare analysis, borrowing constraints, tax revenue, inflation, government spending,

We study the welfare properties of an economy where both monetary and fiscal policy follow simple rules, and where a subset of agents is borrowing constrained. The optimized fiscal rule is far more aggressive than...

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...

V. Conclusions

V. Conclusions »

Source: Aging Populations and Public Pension Schemes

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Sheetal Chand , and Albert Jaeger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 1996

ISBN: 9781557756206

Keywords: Aging, pension, public pension, retirement, contribution rates

This study set out to examine the fiscal implications of population aging in the context of present public pension arrangements, with particular reference to the major industrial countries. While population...