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The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Middle East and Central Asia

The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Middle East and Central Asia : Is the Current Crisis Different?

Volume/Issue: 2010/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982121

Keywords: government spending, public debt, fiscal policy response, General Outlook and Conditions, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

The countries of the Middle East and North Africa, and the Caucasus and Central Asia have the highest output volatility in the world. Fiscal policy is a powerful tool that can help dampen the business cycles. This...

Evolution of Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries

Evolution of Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Evolution of Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries : Some Aggregate Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2012/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedicte Baduel , and Robert Price

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475505153

Keywords: low-income countries, debt service, debt ratios, debt dynamics, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: Other, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance,

The Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) for low-income countries (LICs) is a standardized analytical tool to monitor debt sustainability. This paper uses DSAs from three periods around the time of the global economi...

Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes

Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes »

Source: Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes

Volume/Issue: 2005/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862447

Keywords: Fiscal Discipline, Institutions, contingent liabilities, budget execution, fiscal risk, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, and Finance, Taxation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Markets and Institutions,

This paper develops indices of fiscal transparency for a broad range of countries based on the IMF's Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency, using data derived from published fiscal transparency modules of t...

Government Finance Statistics in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Government Finance Statistics in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union »

Source: Government Finance Statistics in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union : Compilation and Methodological Issues

Volume/Issue: 1995/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marie Montanjees

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

ISBN: 9781451841701

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal reports, fiscal data, total expenditure, state budget

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...

Evolution of Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries
			: Some Aggregate Evidence

Evolution of Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries : Some Aggregate Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2012/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedicte Baduel , and Robert Price

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505153.001

ISBN: 9781475505153

Keywords: low-income countries, debt service, debt ratios, debt dynamics, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: Other, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance,

The Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) for low-income countries (LICs) is a standardized analytical tool to monitor debt sustainability. This paper uses DSAs from three periods around the time of the global economi...

Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes

Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes »

Volume/Issue: 2005/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862447.001

ISBN: 9781451862447

Keywords: Fiscal Discipline, Institutions, contingent liabilities, budget execution, fiscal risk, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, and Finance, Taxation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Markets and Institutions,

This paper develops indices of fiscal transparency for a broad range of countries based on the IMF's Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency, using data derived from published fiscal transparency modules of t...

Government Finance Statistics in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union
			: Compilation and Methodological Issues

Government Finance Statistics in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union : Compilation and Methodological Issues »

Volume/Issue: 1995/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marie Montanjees

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451841701.001

ISBN: 9781451841701

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal reports, fiscal data, total expenditure, state budget

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...

Local Governments' Fiscal Balance, Privatization, and Banking Sector Reform in Transition Countries

Local Governments' Fiscal Balance, Privatization, and Banking Sector Reform in Transition Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2012/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ernesto Crivelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504118.001

ISBN: 9781475504118

Keywords: Soft budget constraints, Transition, fiscal autonomy, budget constraints, fiscal discipline, State and Local Borrowing,

Several transition economies have undertaken fiscal decentralization reforms over the past two decades along with liberalization, privatization, and stabilization reforms. Theory predicts that decentralization may...

New Evidence on Fiscal Adjustment and Growth in Transition Economies

New Evidence on Fiscal Adjustment and Growth in Transition Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2006/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Alejandro Simone , and Alex Segura-Ubiergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865042.001

ISBN: 9781451865042

Keywords: growth, fiscal balance, transition countries, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

This paper analyzes the relationship between fiscal adjustment and real GDP growth in a panel of 26 transition economies during 1992-2001. Unlike most previous studies using cross-country regressions, the paper fin...

Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy with Nominal and Indexed Debt

Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy with Nominal and Indexed Debt »

Volume/Issue: 2003/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Cosimano , and Michael Gapen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875379.001

ISBN: 9781451875379

Keywords: Ramsey policy, Optimal monetary policy, money growth, inflation, government spending, government budget, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper highlights the importance of debt composition in setting optimal fiscal and monetary policy over short-run business cycles and in the long run. Nominal debt as state-contingent debt can be a significant...