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Front Matter »

Source: A Compass to Prosperity : The Next Steps of Euro Area Economic Integration

Series: IMF Speeches

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484349601

Keywords: Economic integration, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Global financial crisis, 2008-2009, Capital markets, Effective banking supervision, Banking law, International banking, Banking

A speech delivered by the IMF's Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) as part of the Institute's Europe Lecture Series in Berlin, Germany, on March 26, 2018....

The Adjustment to Commodity Price Shocks in Chile, Colombia, and Peru

The Adjustment to Commodity Price Shocks in Chile, Colombia, and Peru »

Source: The Adjustment to Commodity Price Shocks in Chile, Colombia, and Peru

Volume/Issue: 2017/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francisco Roch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484320648

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Peru, Chile, Colombia, JEL Classification Numbers: E62, F14, H50, O13 Commodity Prices, Fiscal Policy, Flexible Exchange Rates

This paper presents a comparative analysis of the macroeconomic adjustment in Chile, Colombia, and Peru to commodity terms-of-trade shocks. The study is done in two steps: (i) an analysis of the impulse responses o...

APPENDIX 1. Country Experiences with Scaled-Up Aid

APPENDIX 1. Country Experiences with Scaled-Up Aid »

Source: Fiscal Management of Scaled-Up Aid

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Kevin Fletcher , Sanjeev Gupta , Duncan Last , Gerd Schwartz , Shamsuddin Tareq , Richard Allen , and Isabell Adenauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067035

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal policy, public expenditure, public spending, fiscal institutions

In the past, aid recipients often experienced sharp swings in aid flows. Net aid flows to Pakistan, for example, increased by a factor of 2.5 between 1997 and 2004, and nearly tripled to Ethiopia during the...

APPENDIX 2. Expenditure Efficiency—An Empirical Assessment

APPENDIX 2. Expenditure Efficiency—An Empirical Assessment »

Source: Fiscal Management of Scaled-Up Aid

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Kevin Fletcher , Sanjeev Gupta , Duncan Last , Gerd Schwartz , Shamsuddin Tareq , Richard Allen , and Isabell Adenauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067035

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal policy, public expenditure, public spending, fiscal institutions

It will be essential for low-income countries to make efficient use of scaled-up aid to ensure sustained progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In particular, efficient spending in priority...

Asia: A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

Asia: A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts »

Source: Asia : A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

Volume/Issue: 2016/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lekha Chakraborty

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475519914

Keywords: India, Fiscal policy, Cross country analysis, Budgeting, Asia, Asia and Pacific, Australia, Philippines, Korea, Republic of, Gender

This paper reviews gender budgeting efforts in Asia. The countries in the region have achieved mixed success in improving gender equality. Gender budgeting is ideally a fiscal innovation that translates gender-rela...

Australia's Fiscal Framework: Revisiting Options for a Fiscal Anchor

Australia's Fiscal Framework: Revisiting Options for a Fiscal Anchor »

Source: Australia's Fiscal Framework: Revisiting Options for a Fiscal Anchor

Volume/Issue: 2017/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Allan Dizioli , Philippe Karam , Dirk Muir , and Siegfried Steinlein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484335383

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Australia, Fiscal policy; fiscal rules; general equilibrium models; taxation; debt, Fiscal policy, fiscal rules, general equilibrium models, taxation, debt, Forecasting and Simulation, General

This paper revisits options for fiscal anchors in Australia against the backdrop of a medium-term budget balance anchor that has led to larger than expected upward drift in the net debt to GDP ratio since the end o...

Austria: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Austria: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Austria : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/278

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498333726

Keywords: Economic indicators, Economic growth, Debt sustainability analysis, Banking sector, Bank restructuring, Austria, Article IV consultation reports, Staff Reports, Press releases, Labor productivity

KEY ISSUES Context: Austria did not experience a severe boom-bust cycle and came through the crisis relatively well. The main impact was on the banking sector and public debt. With cyclical slack low and the recov...

Austria: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Austria: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Austria : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/278

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498333726

Keywords: Economic indicators, Economic growth, Debt sustainability analysis, Banking sector, Bank restructuring, Austria, Article IV consultation reports, Staff Reports, Press releases, Labor productivity

KEY ISSUES Context: Austria did not experience a severe boom-bust cycle and came through the crisis relatively well. The main impact was on the banking sector and public debt. With cyclical slack low and the recov...

Austria: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation—Supplementary Information

Austria: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation—Supplementary Information »

Source: Austria : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/278

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498333726

Keywords: Economic indicators, Economic growth, Debt sustainability analysis, Banking sector, Bank restructuring, Austria, Article IV consultation reports, Staff Reports, Press releases, Labor productivity

KEY ISSUES Context: Austria did not experience a severe boom-bust cycle and came through the crisis relatively well. The main impact was on the banking sector and public debt. With cyclical slack low and the recov...

A Balancing Act

A Balancing Act »

Source: A Balancing Act : Reform Options for Paraguay's Fiscal Responsibility Law

Volume/Issue: 2016/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , and Natalija Novta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475555158

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Fiscal responsibility law, Fiscal rules, Paraguay, Fiscal Rules; Fiscal Governance; Paraguay, Fiscal Governance

Paraguay faces a trade-off between building fiscal credibility and amending the existing fiscal rule to accommodate infrastructure investment and provide space for countercyclical policies. In this paper, we discus...