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Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline?

Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline? »

Source: Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline?

Volume/Issue: 2006/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863833

Keywords: budget institutions, electoral rules, government fragmentation, government ideology, ethnic fractionalization, voter turnover, fiscal institutions, fiscal performance, fiscal discipline, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General

The budget is an expression of political rather than economic priorities. We confirm this proposition for a group of new and potential members of the European Union, finding that politics dominates. The contemporar...

Escaping the Under-Reform Trap

Escaping the Under-Reform Trap »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 48, Special Issue, Transition Economies, How Much Progress?

Volume: 48

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): Richard Haas , Oleh Havrylyshyn , and Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061262

Keywords: international monetary fund, macroeconomic stabilization, budget constraints, structural reform

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Externalities. Incentives, and Economic Reforms1/

Externalities. Incentives, and Economic Reforms1/ »

Source: Externalities. Incentives, and Economic Reforms

Volume/Issue: 1990/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1990

ISBN: 9781451926477

Keywords: external resources, tax revenue, budget constraints, public budget, tax system

The paper emphasizes the role of institutions and incentives in the presence of externalities. An economy with multiple public decision makers is likely to experience “overspending,” “undertaxi...

Falling Tax Compliance and the Rise of the Virtual Budget in Russia

Falling Tax Compliance and the Rise of the Virtual Budget in Russia »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 48, Special Issue, Transition Economies, How Much Progress?

Volume: 48

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): Richard Haas , Oleh Havrylyshyn , and Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061262

Keywords: international monetary fund, macroeconomic stabilization, budget constraints, structural reform

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Federalism With and Without Political Centralization: China Versus Russia

Federalism With and Without Political Centralization: China Versus Russia »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 48, Special Issue, Transition Economies, How Much Progress?

Volume: 48

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): Richard Haas , Oleh Havrylyshyn , and Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061262

Keywords: international monetary fund, macroeconomic stabilization, budget constraints, structural reform

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A Fiscal Indicator for Assessing First and Second Pillar Pension Reforms1

A Fiscal Indicator for Assessing First and Second Pillar Pension Reforms1 »

Source: A Fiscal Indicator for Assessing First and Second Pillar Pension Reforms

Volume/Issue: 2011/9

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Mauricio Soto , Frank Eich , and Benedict Clements

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2011

ISBN: 9781463926571

Keywords: Fiscal policy, explicit and implicit government debt, pension obligations and reforms, population aging, pension, budget balance, pension reforms, public finances, pension obligations,

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Fiscal Indulgence in Central Europe

Fiscal Indulgence in Central Europe »

Source: Fiscal Indulgence in Central Europe : Loss of the External Anchor

Volume/Issue: 2004/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , Helge Berger , and Istvan Szekely

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451848311

Keywords: EU economic and monetary union, game-theoretic approach, fiscal performance, fiscal stance, loose ? fiscal policy, fiscal behavior, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General, Game Theory and Bargaining Theory: General

In recent years, fiscal performance in Central Europe has steadily deteriorated, in contrast to the improvement in the Baltics. This paper explores the determinants of such differences among countries slated for EU...

Fiscal Policy and the Economic Restructuring of Economies in Transition

Fiscal Policy and the Economic Restructuring of Economies in Transition »

Source: Fiscal Policy and the Economic Restructuring of Economies in Transition

Volume/Issue: 1993/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1993

ISBN: 9781451921205

Keywords: budget deficit, expenditure, public spending, public expenditure, fiscal deficit

This paper discusses major fiscal issues faced by the previously centrally planned economies in their transition to market economies. It focuses on three main topics: (a) the extent to which the budget deficit shou...

The Gains from Privatization in Transition Economies: Is “Change of Ownership” Enough?

The Gains from Privatization in Transition Economies: Is “Change of Ownership” Enough? »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 48, Special Issue, Transition Economies, How Much Progress?

Volume: 48

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): Richard Haas , Oleh Havrylyshyn , and Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061262

Keywords: international monetary fund, macroeconomic stabilization, budget constraints, structural reform

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IMF Completes Second Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia and Approves €200.3 Million Disbursement

IMF Completes Second Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia and Approves €200.3 Million Disbursement »

Source: Republic of Latvia : Second Review and Financing Assurances Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Extension of the Arrangement and Rephasing of Purchases Under the Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2010/65

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451977165

Keywords: debt, budget, deficit, external debt, interest

This paper discusses key findings of the Second Review and Financing Assurances Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for Latvia. The sharp economic downturn is starting to bottom out, although recovery has not yet...