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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...

Dealing with Increased Risk of Natural Disasters

Dealing with Increased Risk of Natural Disasters »

Source: Dealing with Increased Risk of Natural Disasters : Challenges and Options

Volume/Issue: 2003/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Keen , Paul Freeman , and Muthukumara Mani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451860030

Keywords: Natural Disasters, Climate Change, Urbanization, disaster, disasters, hurricane, disaster risk, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Economic Development: General, Natural Disaster,

Natural disaster risk is emerging as an increasingly important constraint on economic development and poverty reduction. This paper first sets out the key stylized facts in the area-that the costs of disaster have...

Does Procyclical Fiscal Policy Reinforce Incentives to Dollarize Sovereign Debt?

Does Procyclical Fiscal Policy Reinforce Incentives to Dollarize Sovereign Debt? »

Source: Does Procyclical Fiscal Policy Reinforce Incentives to Dollarize Sovereign Debt?

Volume/Issue: 2010/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anna Ilyina , Anastasia Guscina , and Herman Kamil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201792

Keywords: sovereign debt management, bonds, debt manager, hedging, currency debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Finance: Other, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

This paper explores the link between the cyclical patterns of macroeconomic and policy variables and the currency composition of domestic sovereign debt in emerging market countries. The empirical analysis is ancho...

Fiscal Policy and Financial Markets

Fiscal Policy and Financial Markets »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Financial Markets

Volume/Issue: 2006/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Thomas Stratmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862768

Keywords: spreads, bond, bonds, fiscal adjustment, fiscal adjustments, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Other,

This paper introduces fiscal policy in a model of sovereign risk spreads ("spreads"). Using panel data from emerging market countries, we find that reductions in public expenditure are a more powerful tool for redu...

Fiscal Policy for Stable and Equitable Growth in Latin America*

Fiscal Policy for Stable and Equitable Growth in Latin America* »

Source: Fiscal Policy for Stable and Equitable Growth in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 1989/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 1989

ISBN: 9781451951066

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, social expenditure, public spending, taxation

The resumption of economic growth in Latin America is predicated on the successful restoration of fiscal discipline and stabilization. In restoring fiscal discipline, the mix of policy instruments should aim at max...

Government Spending Effects in Low-income Countries*

Government Spending Effects in Low-income Countries* »

Source: Government Spending Effects in Low-income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wenyi Shen , Susan Yang , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513578972

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Low-income Countries, Public Investment, Fiscal Multipliers, Small Open DSGE Models, Aid, investment, government spending, exchange rate, exchange

Despite the voluminous literature on fiscal policy, very few papers focus on low-income countries (LICs). This paper develops a new-Keynesian small open economy model to show, analytically and through simulations,...

Government Spending, Legislature Size, and the Executive Veto

Government Spending, Legislature Size, and the Executive Veto »

Source: Government Spending, Legislature Size, and the Executive Veto

Volume/Issue: 2001/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reza Baqir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451874709

Keywords: political institutions, executive veto, probability, statistics, equation, correlation, Analysis Of Collective Decision-making, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, And General Outlook

Recent work on the political economy of fiscal policy has asked how budgetary institutions affect fiscal outcomes. But what determines the budgetary institutions? In this paper I consider one such institution: the...

How Can Fiscal Policy Help Avert Currency Crises?1

How Can Fiscal Policy Help Avert Currency Crises?1 »

Source: How Can Fiscal Policy Help Avert Currency Crises?

Volume/Issue: 2000/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2000

ISBN: 9781451859409

Keywords: balance of payments crises, contingent liabilities, currency crisis, fiscal policy rules, fiscal adjustment

An overview of crisis episodes in emerging-market economies with a pegged exchange rate regime in the 1990s suggests that sizable explicit or implicit government deficits, or market perceptions of lack of fiscal su...

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2018/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353059.001

ISBN: 9781484353059

Keywords: Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Taxation, Uruguay, Western Hemisphere, Argentina, Fiscal policy, Guatemala, Jamaica

This paper presents a new database of fiscal consolidations for 14 Latin American and Caribbean economies during 1989-2016. We focus on discretionary changes in taxes and government spending primarily motivated by...

Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending Their Oil Wealth Upfront?

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856217.001

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...