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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

Attaining Selected Sustainable Development Goals in Guatemala: Spending, Provision, and Financing Needs

Attaining Selected Sustainable Development Goals in Guatemala: Spending, Provision, and Financing Needs »

Source: Attaining Selected Sustainable Development Goals in Guatemala: Spending, Provision, and Financing Needs

Volume/Issue: 2019/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esther Perez Ruiz , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484398005

Keywords: Economic growth, Poverty, Capital expenditure, Development, Social security, Sustainable Devleopment Goals, Fiscal Policy., SDG, MDGs, private sector participation

Raising living standards continues to be the main challenge facing Guatemala, as a matter of economic success and social cohesion. This paper discusses the spending, financing, and delivery capacity aspects of a vi...

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Australia : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Australia

Volume/Issue: 2019/55

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484399019

Keywords: Economic growth, Credit, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Employment, household debt;RBA;wage growth;interest-only;Haver

Australia experienced only a minor downturn after the end of the mining investment and commodity price boom but, as elsewhere, the adjustment and rebalancing has been slow, with below-target inflation and low wage...

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Australia : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Australia

Volume/Issue: 2019/55

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484399019

Keywords: Economic growth, Credit, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Employment, household debt;RBA;wage growth;interest-only;Haver

Australia experienced only a minor downturn after the end of the mining investment and commodity price boom but, as elsewhere, the adjustment and rebalancing has been slow, with below-target inflation and low wage...

Chapter 2 Curbing Corruption

Chapter 2 Curbing Corruption »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, April 2019 : Curbing Corruption

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302180

Keywords: Corruption, Corruption in politics. Economic aspects, Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, inclusive growth, global integration, fiscal outlook

Introduction Corruption—the abuse of public office for private gain—distorts the activities of the state and ultimately takes a toll on economic growth and the quality of people’s li...

Chapter 1 Fiscal Policy for a Changing Global Economy

Chapter 1 Fiscal Policy for a Changing Global Economy »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, April 2019 : Curbing Corruption

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302180

Keywords: Corruption, Corruption in politics. Economic aspects, Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, inclusive growth, global integration, fiscal outlook

With global growth slowing and uncertainty rising, fiscal policy should prepare for potential downturns—balancing stabilization and sustainability objectives—and put more emphasis on reforms to...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, April 2019 : Curbing Corruption

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302180

Keywords: Corruption, Corruption in politics. Economic aspects, Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, inclusive growth, global integration, fiscal outlook

Chapter 1: Fiscal Policy for a Changing Global Economy Over the past decade, fiscal policy has focused primarily on macroeconomic stabilization in response to shocks, notably the glo...

Financial Frictions and Stimulative Effects of Temporary Corporate Tax Cuts1

Financial Frictions and Stimulative Effects of Temporary Corporate Tax Cuts1 »

Source: Financial Frictions and Stimulative Effects of Temporary Corporate Tax Cuts

Volume/Issue: 2019/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): William Gbohoui , and Rui Castro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498300889

Keywords: Tax revenue, Business cycles, Flow of funds, Interest rate determination, Corporate income taxes, Corporate Tax Policy, Financing Frictions, Investment Dynamics, Fiscal Policy Multipliers, Firm Heterogeneity.

This paper uses an industry equilibrium model where some firms are financially constrained to quantify the effects of a transitory corporate tax cut funded by a future tax increase on the U.S. economy. It finds tha...

Fiscal Consolidation and Public Wages

Fiscal Consolidation and Public Wages »

Source: Fiscal Consolidation and Public Wages

Volume/Issue: 2019/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juin-Jen Chang , Hsieh-Yu Lin , Nora Traum , and Shu-Chun Susan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498316835

Keywords: Public sector wages, Real interest rates, Income tax revenue, Wage policy, Consumption taxes, public wage, fiscal consolidation, government spending, fiscal policy, New Keynesian model

A New Keynesian model with government production, public compensation, and unemployment is fit to U.S. data to study the macroeconomic and fiscal effects of public wage reductions. We find that accounting for the t...

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019
			: Curbing Corruption

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019 : Curbing Corruption »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302180.089

ISBN: 9781498302180

Keywords: Corruption, Corruption in politics. Economic aspects, Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, inclusive growth, global integration, fiscal outlook

This report discusses fiscal policies to prepare for the next downturn and foster long-term inclusive growth by adapting to changing demographics, advancing technology, and deepening global integration. It also cov...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, April 2019 : Curbing Corruption

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302180

Keywords: Corruption, Corruption in politics. Economic aspects, Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, inclusive growth, global integration, fiscal outlook

This report discusses fiscal policies to prepare for the next downturn and foster long-term inclusive growth by adapting to changing demographics, advancing technology, and deepening global integration. It also cov...