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Assessing Fiscal Sustainability

Assessing Fiscal Sustainability »

Source: Assessing Fiscal Sustainability : A Cross-Country Comparison

Volume/Issue: 2003/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enzo Croce , and V. Juan-Ramon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856569

Keywords: convergence, fiscal rule, public debt, debt ratio, fiscal stance, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt,

To monitor fiscal sustainability, this paper proposes a recursive algorithm derived from the law of motion of the debt-to-GDP ratio, subject to a government reaction function that links convergence to the targeted...

Budget Institutions in Low-Income Countries

Budget Institutions in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Budget Institutions in Low-Income Countries : Lessons from G-20

Volume/Issue: 2014/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , and Sami Yläoutinen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498329439

Keywords: Budget Institutions, Budget Reforms, fiscal strategy, fiscal outlook, fiscal objectives, fiscal reporting, General,

This paper presents twelve budget institutions that can support planning and delivery of credible fiscal strategies in the fiscal policy-making process. The resulting framework is applied to seven low-income count...

Default in Today's Advanced Economies

Default in Today's Advanced Economies »

Source: Default in Today's Advanced Economies : Unnecessary, Undesirable, and Unlikely

Volume/Issue: 2010/12

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , Paolo Mauro , Lorenzo Forni , and Jan Gottschalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455261307

Keywords: Debt restructuring, Developed countries, Budget deficits, Exchange rate adjustments, Public debt, Public finance, Sovereign debt, Interest rates, Fiscal adjustment, debt

This note summarizes the main arguments put forward by some market commentators who argue that default is inevitable, and presents a rebuttal for each argument in turn. Their main arguments focus on the size of the...

2. Developments in the Global Economy and Financial Markets

2. Developments in the Global Economy and Financial Markets »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2014 : From stabilization to sustainable growth

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498315357

Keywords: Annual reports, Administrative and Capital budgets, Bilateral surveillance, External training programs, Executive Board, Financial sector surveillance, IMF, IMF Finance, IMF Lending, Fund budget

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5. Finances, Organization, and Accountability

5. Finances, Organization, and Accountability »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2014 : From stabilization to sustainable growth

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498315357

Keywords: Annual reports, Administrative and Capital budgets, Bilateral surveillance, External training programs, Executive Board, Financial sector surveillance, IMF, IMF Finance, IMF Lending, Fund budget

Managing Director Christine Lagarde addresses the Development Committee in April 2014 Signage highlights the theme for the Spring Meetin...

The Fiscal Costs of Contingent Liabilities

The Fiscal Costs of Contingent Liabilities »

Source: The Fiscal Costs of Contingent Liabilities

Volume/Issue: 2016/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elva Bova , Marta Ruiz-Arranz , Frederik Toscani , and H. Elif Ture

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498303606

Keywords: Fiscal Crisis, General, All Countries,, Budget deficits, Public debt, Contingent liabilities

We construct the first comprehensive dataset of contingent liability realizations in advanced and emerging markets for the period 1990–2014. We find that contingent liability realizations are a major source of fisc...

Fiscal Rules

Fiscal Rules »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Useful Policy Framework or Unnecessary Ornament?

Volume/Issue: 2001/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451856545

Keywords: fiscal rules, expenditure, fiscal policy rules, capital expenditure, Investment, And Finance, Taxation, national Budget, Deficit, And Debt,

With the primary objective of conferring credibility on macroeconomic policies, an increasing number of advanced and emerging market economies have adopted various forms of fiscal rules (mainly balanced-budget requ...

Government Expenditure Arrears

Government Expenditure Arrears »

Source: Government Expenditure Arrears : Securitization and Other Solutions

Volume/Issue: 1998/70

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alberto Ramos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

ISBN: 9781451849127

Keywords: Government arrears, BRO countries, Securitization, Russia, aggregate demand, capital market, capital markets, budget deficit, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova

On occasions, by running arrears, governments have unilaterally borrowed from domestic agents. These agents ended up with implicit claims on the government for which they had no title and that would be honored, at...

Primary Surpluses and sustainable Debt Levels in Emerging Market Countries

Primary Surpluses and sustainable Debt Levels in Emerging Market Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2005/6

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , and Abdul Abiad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451975703.003

ISBN: 9781451975703

Keywords: Primary surplus;, public debt sustainability, debt, public debt, primary surplus, debt sustainability, interest rates, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt,

This paper aims to put some constraints on the way primary surpluses are projected when making assessments of public debt sustainability. Projections should be tied either to the country's historical track record i...

Default in Today's Advanced Economies
			: Unnecessary, Undesirable, and Unlikely

Default in Today's Advanced Economies : Unnecessary, Undesirable, and Unlikely »

Volume/Issue: 2010/12

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , Paolo Mauro , Lorenzo Forni , and Jan Gottschalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455261307.004

ISBN: 9781455261307

Keywords: Debt restructuring, Developed countries, Budget deficits, Exchange rate adjustments, Public debt, Public finance, Sovereign debt, Interest rates, Fiscal adjustment, debt

This note summarizes the main arguments put forward by some market commentators who argue that default is inevitable, and presents a rebuttal for each argument in turn. Their main arguments focus on the size of the...