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Aid and Fiscal Management

Aid and Fiscal Management »

Source: Aid and Fiscal Management

Volume/Issue: 2002/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Timothy Lane , and Ales Bulir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

ISBN: 9781451853612

Keywords: Foreign aid, exchange rate, fiscal policy, tax revenues, exchange rates

This paper focuses on the macroeconomic aspects of fiscal management in aid-receiving countries. Despite the declining share of aid in budgets of donor countries, aid continues to play an important role in many dev...

Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending Their Oil Wealth Upfront?

Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending Their Oil Wealth Upfront? »

Source: Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending Their Oil Wealth Upfront?

Volume/Issue: 2004/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): H. Takizawa , E. Gardner , and Kenichi Ueda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451856217

Keywords: Optimal fiscal policy, transitional growth, natural resource, government spending, budget constraint, fiscal balance, private consumption, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

We question the conventional view that it is optimal for government to maintain a stable level of spending out of oil wealth. We compare this conventional policy recommendation with one where government spends all...

Catch-Up Growth, Habits, Oil Depletion, and Fiscal Policy

Catch-Up Growth, Habits, Oil Depletion, and Fiscal Policy »

Source: Catch-Up Growth, Habits, Oil Depletion, and Fiscal Policy : Lessons from the Republic of Congo

Volume/Issue: 2007/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stéphane Carcillo , Mauricio Villafuerte , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866445

Keywords: Sustainable fiscal policy, habit formation, permanent-income hypothesis, catch-up growth, primary deficit, expenditure, government spending, public spending, Congo, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance

In a number of oil producing countries, oil revenue accounts for the majority of government revenue, but is expected to be depleted in a relatively short time frame. Ensuring that fiscal policy is on a sustainable...

Choosing a Budget Management System

Choosing a Budget Management System »

Source: Choosing a Budget Management System : The Case of Rwanda

Volume/Issue: 2004/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Lienert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451855418

Keywords: budget system, public management, Constitution, budget law, budget management, annual budget, budget process, budget execution, Structure, Scope

Rwanda is making important choices concerning budget processes. A program-oriented budget framework is now used. A new Constitution, adopted in May 2003, has made some important choices concerning the public manage...

The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policies in the CEMAC Region

The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policies in the CEMAC Region »

Source: The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policies in the CEMAC Region

Volume/Issue: 2011/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gaston Mpatswe , Sampawende Tapsoba , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781463902162

Keywords: fiscal procyclicality, monetary union, expenditure, public expenditure, fiscal policies, government spending, Business Fluctuations, And Cycles, macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy

This paper examines fiscal cyclicality in the CEMAC region during 1980-2008. The issue has attracted very little empirical interest but is important if fiscal policies are to play a role in mitigating external shoc...

Do IMF-Supported Programs Help Make Fiscal Adjustment More Durable?

Do IMF-Supported Programs Help Make Fiscal Adjustment More Durable? »

Source: Do IMF-Supported Programs Help Make Fiscal Adjustment More Durable?

Volume/Issue: 2003/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Soojin Moon , and Ales Bulir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451845716

Keywords: IMF-supported programs, general evaluation estimator, structural conditionality, fiscal adjustment, fiscal balance, fiscal developments, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

This paper investigates fiscal developments in 112 countries during the 1990s. It finds that, while the overall fiscal balance improved in most of them, the composition of this improvement differed. In nonprogram c...

Fiscal Policy Coordination in the Waemu After the Devaluation

Fiscal Policy Coordination in the Waemu After the Devaluation »

Source: Fiscal Policy Coordination in the Waemu After the Devaluation

Volume/Issue: 1995/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christoph Rosenberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1995

ISBN: 9781451844207

Keywords: fiscal externalities, fiscal policies, taxation, monetary union, harmonization strategy, African Department,

This paper examines the economic implications of fiscal policy coordination in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) in the light of the January 1994 devaluation of the CFA franc. Diverging tax, tari...

Fiscal Policy in Nigeria

Fiscal Policy in Nigeria »

Source: Fiscal Policy in Nigeria : Any Role for Rules?

Volume/Issue: 2003/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Baunsgaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451857337

Keywords: fiscal policy rules, oil-producing countries, expenditure, fiscal rule, fiscal rules, primary deficit, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development, Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation: Government Policy,

Fiscal policy in oil-producing countries can be profoundly affected by oil revenue uncertainty and volatility. Policy formulation should factor in the exhaustibility of the natural resources and aim at reducing oil...

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries1

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries1 »

Source: Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Ebeke , and Dilan Ölcer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2013

ISBN: 9781475588514

Keywords: Elections, IMF programs, tax revenues, national fiscal rules, fiscal policy, fiscal rule, Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior,

Focusing on Low-Income Countries, we investigate the behavior of fiscal variables during and after elections. The results indicate that during election years, government consumption significantly increases and lead...

Fiscal Sustainability

Fiscal Sustainability »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability : The Case of Eritrea

Volume/Issue: 2004/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ayumu Yamauchi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2004

ISBN: 9781451842449

Keywords: Endogenous response, Assets and liabilities, debt, external debt, interest, public debt, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

The paper examines fiscal sustainability issues for the case of Eritrea but has wider implications for addressing fiscal and debt sustainability. It begins with a formal definition and explanation of analytical sus...