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Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

This study was prepared jointly by the Fiscal Affairs and Research Departments of the International Monetary Fund. Since the study was made in preparation for the World Economic Outlook exercise of April 1984, all...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

This study was prepared jointly by the Fiscal Affairs and Research Departments of the International Monetary Fund. Since the study was made in preparation for the World Economic Outlook exercise of April 1984, all...

Appendix I Transparency in Institutions and Behavior

Appendix I Transparency in Institutions and Behavior »

Source: Transparency in Government Operations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and J. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557756978

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal policy, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal activities, budget process

Transparency in government behavior is reflected mainly in the structure and functions of the public sector, and particularly in the budget process, tax treatment, financing operations, and regulatory mechan...

Appendix II Transparency in Public Accounts

Appendix II Transparency in Public Accounts »

Source: Transparency in Government Operations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and J. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557756978

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal policy, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal activities, budget process

Transparency in the measurement of government transactions, ownership, and obligations rests on a set of basic attributes: institutional coverage, recording basis, valuation, and classification of flows and...

Appendix III Transparency in Indicators and Projections

Appendix III Transparency in Indicators and Projections »

Source: Transparency in Government Operations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and J. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557756978

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal policy, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal activities, budget process

Building on the discussion of measurement issues, this appendix focuses on the transparency of summary indicators of fiscal policy and performance, as well as of projections of fiscal aggregates. It does not...

Appendix: Interest Rate- and Exchange Rate-Induced Changes in Budget Balance

Appendix: Interest Rate- and Exchange Rate-Induced Changes in Budget Balance »

Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

This section contains a short theoretical exposition of how the budget balance might be adjusted for changes in interest and exchange rates, consistent with purchasing-power-accrual accounting. Adju...

Appendix IV Selected Country Experiences

Appendix IV Selected Country Experiences »

Source: Transparency in Government Operations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and J. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557756978

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal policy, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal activities, budget process

This appendix summarizes the experiences of selected countries in several regions of the IMF’s membership. Although none of the countries selected is necessarily to be regarded as a model of fiscal transpare...

Are All Summary Indicators of the Stance of Fiscal Policy Misleading

Are All Summary Indicators of the Stance of Fiscal Policy Misleading »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 36 No. 4

Volume: 36

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1989

ISBN: 9781451930757

Keywords: fiscal policy, public sector, international monetary fund, net worth, social security

Two recent criticisms of summary fiscal indicators are appraised: first, that they and the conventionally measured public sector balances from which they are derived are not sufficiently broadly defined; second, th...

Are All Summary Indicators of the Stance of Fiscal Policy Misleading?

Are All Summary Indicators of the Stance of Fiscal Policy Misleading? »

Source: Are All Summary Indicators of the Stance of Fiscal Policy Misleading?

Volume/Issue: 1988/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1988

ISBN: 9781451944501

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal impulse, expenditures, fiscal stance

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

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...