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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...

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World »

Source: Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

Volume/Issue: 2009/18

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2009

ISBN: 9781455241125

Keywords: External shocks, Financial risk, Financial sector, Financial systems, Contingent liabilities, Fiscal sector, Fiscal policy, Public debt, Transparency, disclosure of information

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Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis1

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis1 »

Source: Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2009/13

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2009

ISBN: 9781462374755

Keywords: Asset management, Developed countries, Cross country analysis, Economic recession, Emerging markets, Financial risk, Financial sector, Financial crisis, Revenue measures, Public finance

This note reflects macroeconomic and fiscal forecasts presented with the April 2009 World Economic Outlook, as well as information on fiscal stimulus and financial and industrial sector support gathered through mid...

Fiscal Space1

Fiscal Space1 »

Source: Fiscal Space

Volume/Issue: 2010/11

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , Jun Kim , and Mahvash Qureshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455228010

Keywords: Developed countries, Debt management, Public debt, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, debt dynamics, debt, interest, primary balance

In this note, the authors reexamine the issue of debt sustainability in a large group of advanced economies. Their hypothesis is that, when debt is in a moderate range, its dynamics are sustainable in the sense tha...

A Strategy for Renormalizing Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Advanced Economies

A Strategy for Renormalizing Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Advanced Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2009/22

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and José Vinãls

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455278459.004

ISBN: 9781455278459

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Global financial crisis, policy response, fiscal stimulus, fiscal sustainability, debt sustainability, exit strategies, monetary policy, central bank balance sheet, financial sector support

In response to the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, government budgets and central banks have provided substantial support for aggregate demand and for the financial sector. In the process, fiscal balances ha...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455261307.004

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...

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World »

Volume/Issue: 2009/18

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455241125.004

ISBN: 9781455241125

Keywords: External shocks, Financial risk, Financial sector, Financial systems, Contingent liabilities, Fiscal sector, Fiscal policy, Public debt, Transparency, disclosure of information

...

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2009/13

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462374755.004

ISBN: 9781462374755

Keywords: Asset management, Developed countries, Cross country analysis, Economic recession, Emerging markets, Financial risk, Financial sector, Financial crisis, Revenue measures, Public finance

This note reflects macroeconomic and fiscal forecasts presented with the April 2009 World Economic Outlook, as well as information on fiscal stimulus and financial and industrial sector support gathered through mid...

Fiscal Space

Fiscal Space »

Volume/Issue: 2010/11

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , Jun Kim , and Mahvash Qureshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455228010.004

ISBN: 9781455228010

Keywords: Developed countries, Debt management, Public debt, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, debt dynamics, debt, interest, primary balance

In this note, the authors reexamine the issue of debt sustainability in a large group of advanced economies. Their hypothesis is that, when debt is in a moderate range, its dynamics are sustainable in the sense tha...

Long-Term Trends in Public Finances in the G-7 Economies

Long-Term Trends in Public Finances in the G-7 Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2010/13

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Andrea Schaechter , and Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455263325.004

ISBN: 9781455263325

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Aging, Developed countries, Public finance, Public debt, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Group of seven, Government expenditures, Tax revenues, Taxation

Today's record public debt levels in most advanced economies are not only a direct fall-out from the global crisis. Public debt had ratcheted up over many decades before, when it had been used, in most of the G-7 c...