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The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries

The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries »

Source: The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , and Paul Wade

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

ISBN: 9781451852707

Keywords: fiscal reform, transition, decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, intergovernmental fiscal relations, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General

This paper examines key aspects of the ongoing decentralization process in transition economies and identifies areas where the present systems can have potentially adverse impacts on both service delivery and macro...

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, but at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. The external environment has become less supportive, with slow...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment...

A Fiscal Indicator for Assessing First and Second Pillar Pension Reforms1

A Fiscal Indicator for Assessing First and Second Pillar Pension Reforms1 »

Source: A Fiscal Indicator for Assessing First and Second Pillar Pension Reforms

Volume/Issue: 2011/9

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Mauricio Soto , Frank Eich , and Benedict Clements

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2011

ISBN: 9781463926571

Keywords: Fiscal policy, explicit and implicit government debt, pension obligations and reforms, population aging, pension, budget balance, pension reforms, public finances, pension obligations,

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability

Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability : Automatic Stabilizers Work, Always and Everywhere

Volume/Issue: 2010/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Radhicka Kapoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455200702

Keywords: Output stability, expenditure, discretionary fiscal policy, fiscal stabilization, cyclical fiscal policy,

The paper revisits the link between fiscal policy and macroeconomic stability. Two salient features of our analysis are (1) a systematic test for the government's ambivalent role as a shock absorber and a shock ind...

Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries

Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries »

Source: Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries : Progress and Future Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2003/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): William Allan , and Taryn Parry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451857955

Keywords: EU Accession, budget activities, fiscal policy, annual budget, fiscal management, Public Economics: General,

This paper discusses the findings of fiscal transparency reports on standards and codes (ROSCs) for most EU accession candidate countries. Emphasis is given to the need to establish effective and accountable medium...

A Fiscal Indicator for Assessing First and Second Pillar Pension Reforms

A Fiscal Indicator for Assessing First and Second Pillar Pension Reforms »

Volume/Issue: 2011/9

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Mauricio Soto , Frank Eich , and Benedict Clements

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463926571.006

ISBN: 9781463926571

Keywords: Fiscal policy, explicit and implicit government debt, pension obligations and reforms, population aging, pension, budget balance, pension reforms, public finances, pension obligations,

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability
			: Automatic Stabilizers Work, Always and Everywhere

Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability : Automatic Stabilizers Work, Always and Everywhere »

Volume/Issue: 2010/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Radhicka Kapoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200702.001

ISBN: 9781455200702

Keywords: Output stability, expenditure, discretionary fiscal policy, fiscal stabilization, cyclical fiscal policy,

The paper revisits the link between fiscal policy and macroeconomic stability. Two salient features of our analysis are (1) a systematic test for the government's ambivalent role as a shock absorber and a shock ind...

Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries
			: Progress and Future Challenges

Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries : Progress and Future Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2003/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): William Allan , and Taryn Parry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857955.001

ISBN: 9781451857955

Keywords: EU Accession, budget activities, fiscal policy, annual budget, fiscal management, Public Economics: General,

This paper discusses the findings of fiscal transparency reports on standards and codes (ROSCs) for most EU accession candidate countries. Emphasis is given to the need to establish effective and accountable medium...

Strengthening Post-Crisis Fiscal Credibility
			: Fiscal Councils on the Rise - A New Dataset

Strengthening Post-Crisis Fiscal Credibility : Fiscal Councils on the Rise - A New Dataset »

Volume/Issue: 2014/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475516135.001

ISBN: 9781475516135

Keywords: Credibility of fiscal policy, fiscal councils, forecast errors, fiscal council, fiscal institutions,

Institutions aimed at constraining policy discretion to promote sound fiscal policies are once again at the forefront of the policy debate. Interest in 'fiscal councils,' independent watchdogs active in the public...