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Fiscal Reforms That Work

Fiscal Reforms That Work »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 January 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756244.051

ISBN: 9781557756244

Keywords: fiscal consolidation, economic growth, public debt, budget deficit, business cycle

Reducing the budget deficit is not easy. Keynesian theory suggests thatlowering government expenditures and raising revenues can lead to afalloff in economic activity. This paper argues the neoclassical approach -...

Fiscal Reforms That Work

Fiscal Reforms That Work »

Source: Fiscal Reforms That Work

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 January 1997

ISBN: 9781557756244

Keywords: fiscal consolidation, economic growth, public debt, budget deficit, business cycle

Budget deficits (the yearly excess of government expenditures over revenues) and government debt (the deficits accumulated over the years) have soared in many industrial countries over the past 20 years, and...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Fiscal Reforms That Work

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 January 1997

ISBN: 9781557756244

Keywords: fiscal consolidation, economic growth, public debt, budget deficit, business cycle

Reducing the budget deficit is not easy. Keynesian theory suggests thatlowering government expenditures and raising revenues can lead to afalloff in economic activity. This paper argues the neoclassical approach -...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Fiscal Reforms That Work

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 January 1997

ISBN: 9781557756244

Keywords: fiscal consolidation, economic growth, public debt, budget deficit, business cycle

Reducing the budget deficit is not easy. Keynesian theory suggests thatlowering government expenditures and raising revenues can lead to afalloff in economic activity. This paper argues the neoclassical approach -...

The Motives to Borrow

The Motives to Borrow »

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio Fatás , Atish Ghosh , Ugo Panizza , and Andrea Presbitero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498312103.001

ISBN: 9781498312103

Keywords: Domestic debt, Economic growth, Economic recovery, Real interest rates, Domestic currency debt, Sovereign Debt, Political Economy, Fiscal Policy, Growth, debt-to-GDP ratio

Governments issue debt for good and bad reasons. While the good reasons-intertemporal tax-smoothing, fiscal stimulus, and asset management-can explain some of the increases in public debt in recent years, they cann...

The Value Added Tax and Growth: Design Matters

The Value Added Tax and Growth: Design Matters »

Volume/Issue: 2019/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Santiago Acosta Ormaechea , and Atsuyoshi Morozumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498312233.001

ISBN: 9781498312233

Keywords: Tax revenue, Tax evasion, Revenue measures, Tax collection, Income taxes, VAT, Economic growth, Standard rate, C-efficiency, Base broadening

Does the design of a tax matter for growth? Assembling a novel dataset for 30 OECD countries over the 1970-2016 period, this paper examines whether the value added tax (VAT) may have different effects on long-run g...

The Motives to Borrow

The Motives to Borrow »

Source: The Motives to Borrow

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio Fatás , Atish Ghosh , Ugo Panizza , and Andrea Presbitero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498312103

Keywords: Domestic debt, Economic growth, Economic recovery, Real interest rates, Domestic currency debt, Sovereign Debt, Political Economy, Fiscal Policy, Growth, debt-to-GDP ratio

Governments issue debt for good and bad reasons. While the good reasons-intertemporal tax-smoothing, fiscal stimulus, and asset management-can explain some of the increases in public debt in recent years, they cann...

The Value Added Tax and Growth: Design Matters

The Value Added Tax and Growth: Design Matters »

Source: The Value Added Tax and Growth: Design Matters

Volume/Issue: 2019/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Santiago Acosta Ormaechea , and Atsuyoshi Morozumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498312233

Keywords: Tax revenue, Tax evasion, Revenue measures, Tax collection, Income taxes, VAT, Economic growth, Standard rate, C-efficiency, Base broadening

Does the design of a tax matter for growth? Assembling a novel dataset for 30 OECD countries over the 1970-2016 period, this paper examines whether the value added tax (VAT) may have different effects on long-run g...