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Expansionary Austerity New International Evidence

Expansionary Austerity New International Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2011/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daniel Leigh , Andrea Pescatori , and Jaime Guajardo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455294695.001

ISBN: 9781455294695

Keywords: government expenditure, output fluctuations, fiscal adjustments, fiscal consolidations, budget deficit, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, And Finance,

This paper investigates the short-term effects of fiscal consolidation on economic activity in OECD economies. We examine the historical record, including Budget Speeches and IMFdocuments, to identify changes in fi...

Fiscal Consolidation and the Cost of Credit
			: Evidence from Syndicated Loans

Fiscal Consolidation and the Cost of Credit : Evidence from Syndicated Loans »

Volume/Issue: 2013/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Senay Agca , and Deniz Igan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475564440.001

ISBN: 9781475564440

Keywords: cost of credit, loan spreads, fiscal consolidations, spending cuts, fiscal policy, Firm, General,

We examine how the cost of corporate credit varies around fiscal consolidations aimed at reducing government debt. Using a new dataset on fiscal consolidations and syndicated corporate loan data, we find that loan...

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...

Fiscal Policy and Economic Activity During Recessions in Advanced Economies

Fiscal Policy and Economic Activity During Recessions in Advanced Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2002/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Axel Schimmelpfennig , Selma Mahfouz , and Richard Hemming

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851038.001

ISBN: 9781451851038

Keywords: fiscal response, economic activity, fiscal multipliers, recession, fiscal expansions, fiscal contractions, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

Using data for advanced economies, this paper investigates whether factors identified in the theoretical and empirical literature explain the effectiveness of fiscal policy in responding to recessions. The results...

Government Bonds and their Investors
			: What Are the Facts and Do they Matter?

Government Bonds and their Investors : What Are the Facts and Do they Matter? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jochen Andritzky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504514.001

ISBN: 9781475504514

Keywords: government bonds, investor base, advanced market economies, bond, bonds, government securities, bond yields

This paper introduces a new dataset on the composition of the investor base for government securities in the G20 advanced economies and the euro area. During the last decades, investors from abroad have increased t...

International Evidenceon the Determinants of Trade Dynamics

International Evidenceon the Determinants of Trade Dynamics »

Volume/Issue: 1997/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eswar Prasad , and Jeffery Gable

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858549.001

ISBN: 9781451858549

Keywords: Trade balance, exchange rates, OECD industrial economies, exchange rate, international trade, trade variables, real exchange rate, output growth

This paper provides some new empirical perspectives on the relationship between international trade and macroeconomic fluctuations in industrial economies. First, a comprehensive set of stylized facts concerning fl...

Pricing of Sovereign Credit Risk
			: Evidence From Advanced Economies During the Financial Crisis

Pricing of Sovereign Credit Risk : Evidence From Advanced Economies During the Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2012/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Lorenzo Forni , and Marc Gerard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463931865.001

ISBN: 9781463931865

Keywords: bond, arbitrage, bonds, stock prices, Advanced Economies, Sovereign Spreads, Fiscal Risks,

We investigate the pricing of sovereign credit risk over the period 2008-2010 for selected advanced economies by examining two widely-used indicators: sovereign credit default swap (CDS) and relative asset swap (RA...

Systemic Risk Monitoring ("SysMo") Toolkit-A User Guide

Systemic Risk Monitoring ("SysMo") Toolkit-A User Guide »

Volume/Issue: 2013/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Blancher , Srobona Mitra , Hanan Morsy , Akira Otani , Tiago Severo , and Laura Valderrama

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484383438.001

ISBN: 9781484383438

Keywords: Sytemic Risk, Risk Indicators, Risk Monitoring, banking, banking sector, banking system, sovereign risk, banking crisis, Other, Model Construction and Estimation,

There has recently been a proliferation of new quantitative tools as part of various initiatives to improve the monitoring of systemic risk. The "SysMo" project takes stock of the current toolkit used at the IMF fo...

The Growth of Government and the Reform of the State in Industrial Countries

The Growth of Government and the Reform of the State in Industrial Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1995/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ludger Schuknecht , and Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451933857.001

ISBN: 9781451933857

Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, public spending, government expenditure, social expenditure

This paper describes the growth of public spending in industrial countries over the past century. It identifies several periods: the periods between 1870 and 1913; the period between the two World Wars; the post Wo...

Interest Rates and Government Debt

Interest Rates and Government Debt »

Source: Interest Rates and Government Debt : Are the Linkages Global Rather Than National?

Volume/Issue: 1991/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Lutz , and Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1991

ISBN: 9781451842227

Keywords: public debt, government debt, debt ratios, fiscal variables, debt ratio

Given the increasing integration of financial markets, a better understanding of the effects of fiscal deficits and debt on real interest rates might be obtained by taking a global, rather than a national, perspect...