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1. Advanced Europe: Tackling the Sovereign Crisis

1. Advanced Europe: Tackling the Sovereign Crisis »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2011, Europe : Strengthening the Recovery

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2011

ISBN: 9781616350635

Keywords: current account, public finances, current account deficits, public debt, current account balances

Despite headwinds from sovereign and financial tensions, the recovery continues. But downside risks still loom large, and divergences across advanced Europe persist. To avoid a protracted period...

Annex: Data and Econometric Approaches

Annex: Data and Econometric Approaches »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2011, Europe : Strengthening the Recovery

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2011

ISBN: 9781616350635

Keywords: current account, public finances, current account deficits, public debt, current account balances

Estimating Equilibrium and Excessive Imbalances To separate excessive imbalances from equilibrium imbalances and thereby understand how much rebalancing is needed, a simple empirical...

Appendix. Europe: IMF-Supported Arrangements1(As of April 12, 2011)

Appendix. Europe: IMF-Supported Arrangements1(As of April 12, 2011) »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2011, Europe : Strengthening the Recovery

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2011

ISBN: 9781616350635

Keywords: current account, public finances, current account deficits, public debt, current account balances

Country IMF Loan Size, Approval Date Key Objectives...

The Baltic Countries
			: Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession

The Baltic Countries : Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061040.084

ISBN: 9781589061040

Keywords: fiscal policy, public debt, current account, expenditure, taxation

Ten years after regaining independence, the Baltic Countries--Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania--are expected to be invited to join the European Union (EU) and NATO in 2004. This paper provides a macroeconomic perspec...

The Baltics

The Baltics »

Source: The Baltics : Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession

Volume/Issue: 2002/7

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451805369

Keywords: public debt, current account, taxation, external debt

This paper on the Baltic countries analyzes medium-term fiscal issues related to European Union (EU) and NATO accession. The paper supports the Baltic authorities' intention to aim at balancing their budgets over t...

Default in Today's Advanced Economies

Default in Today's Advanced Economies »

Source: Default in Today's Advanced Economies : Unnecessary, Undesirable, and Unlikely

Volume/Issue: 2010/12

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , Paolo Mauro , Lorenzo Forni , and Jan Gottschalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455261307

Keywords: Debt restructuring, Developed countries, Budget deficits, Exchange rate adjustments, Public debt, Public finance, Sovereign debt, Interest rates, Fiscal adjustment, debt

This note summarizes the main arguments put forward by some market commentators who argue that default is inevitable, and presents a rebuttal for each argument in turn. Their main arguments focus on the size of the...

Determining the Value of a Financial Unit of Account Based on Composite Currencies: The Case of the Private ECU

Determining the Value of a Financial Unit of Account Based on Composite Currencies: The Case of the Private ECU »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 42 No. 1

Volume: 42

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

ISBN: 9781451957068

Keywords: budget, debt, budget deficits, public debt, deficit

This paper provides a critical survey of the literature on politico-institutional determinants of the government budget. We organize our discussion around two questions: Why did certain OECD countries, but not othe...

Does Fiscal Policy Affect Interest Rates? Evidence from a Factor-Augmented Panel

Does Fiscal Policy Affect Interest Rates? Evidence from a Factor-Augmented Panel »

Source: Does Fiscal Policy Affect Interest Rates? Evidence from a Factor-Augmented Panel

Volume/Issue: 2013/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Salvatore Dell'Erba , and Sergio Sola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2013

ISBN: 9781484394502

Keywords: Real time data, Cross-sectional dependence, Heterogeneous panels, public debt, fiscal stance, budget deficits, fiscal variables, General, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Globalization: Macroeconomic Impacts

This paper reconsiders the effects of fiscal policy on long-term interest rates employing a Factor Augmented Panel (FAP) to control for the presence of common unobservable factors. We construct a real-time dataset...

2. Emerging Europe: Underwriting a Solid Recovery

2. Emerging Europe: Underwriting a Solid Recovery »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2011, Europe : Strengthening the Recovery

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2011

ISBN: 9781616350635

Keywords: current account, public finances, current account deficits, public debt, current account balances

Emerging Europe returned to growth last year, but performance varied widely across the region, reflecting the idiosyncratic legacies of previous boom-bust cycles. For 2011 and 2012, an economic...

An Empirical Analysis of Fiscal Adjustments

An Empirical Analysis of Fiscal Adjustments »

Source: An Empirical Analysis of Fiscal Adjustments

Volume/Issue: 1996/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Westcott , and C. McDermott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1996

ISBN: 9781451965957

Keywords: fiscal consolidation, expenditure cuts, expenditure, fiscal policy, public debt

This study uses the fiscal expansion and consolidation experiences of the industrial countries over the period 1970 to 1995 to examine the interplay between fiscal adjustments and economic performance. A key findin...