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Aggregate Investment Expenditures on Tradable and Nontradable Goods

Aggregate Investment Expenditures on Tradable and Nontradable Goods »

Source: Aggregate Investment Expenditures on Tradable and Nontradable Goods

Volume/Issue: 2008/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rudolfs Bems

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451869071

Keywords: tradable and nontradable goods, expenditure, expenditures, investment expenditures, input-output, expenditure share,

This paper shows that aggregate investment expenditure shares on tradable and nontradable goods are very similar across countries and regions. Furthermore, the two expenditure shares have remained close to constant...

Boom-Bust Phases in Asset Prices and Fiscal Policy Behavior

Boom-Bust Phases in Asset Prices and Fiscal Policy Behavior »

Source: Boom-Bust Phases in Asset Prices and Fiscal Policy Behavior

Volume/Issue: 2004/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ludger Schuknecht , and Albert Jaeger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451847543

Keywords: Boom-bust cycles, cyclical adjustment, deficit bias, fiscal balances, expenditure, fiscal balance, expenditure growth,

Boom and bust phases in asset prices have become a pervasive feature of macroeconomic developments in many advanced economies. This paper studies fiscal policy during boom-bust phases in asset prices and draws seve...

Characterizing the Expenditure Uncertainties of Industrial Countries in the 21st Century1

Characterizing the Expenditure Uncertainties of Industrial Countries in the 21st Century1 »

Source: Characterizing the Expenditure Uncertainties of Industrial Countries in the 21st Century

Volume/Issue: 2005/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller , and David Hauner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

ISBN: 9781451861105

Keywords: fiscal frameworks, expenditure, expenditures, government expenditure, fiscal policy, expenditure categories, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt,

A number of uncertainties about long-term expenditure commitments in industrial countries are examined: (i) the assumptions underlying the projections, (ii) the potential to further reduce non-age-related expenditu...

Corruption, Public Investment, and Growth1

Corruption, Public Investment, and Growth1 »

Source: Corruption, Public Investment, and Growth

Volume/Issue: 1997/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi , and Hamid Davoodi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1997

ISBN: 9781451929515

Keywords: public investment, growth, productivity, government revenue, current expenditure, investment projects, government finance statistics

Corruption, particularly political or “grand” corruption, distorts the entire decision-making process connected with public investment projects. The degree of distortions is higher with weaker auditin...

The Demise of the Nation State?

The Demise of the Nation State? »

Source: The Demise of the Nation State?

Volume/Issue: 1998/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1998

ISBN: 9781451854244

Keywords: globalization, spillovers, government role, fiscal federalism, tax revenue, public spending, taxation, government expenditure

The globalization of economic activities that is characterizing many economies raises questions about the future of the nation state. This paper discusses this trend and shows that cross-frontiers spillovers have b...

Does Fiscal Policy Matter for the Trade Account? A Panel Cointegration Study

Does Fiscal Policy Matter for the Trade Account? A Panel Cointegration Study »

Source: Does Fiscal Policy Matter for the Trade Account? A Panel Cointegration Study

Volume/Issue: 2006/147

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christiane Nickel , and Katja Funke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864076

Keywords: trade account, trade elasticities, panel cointegration, expenditure, government expenditure, equations, cointegration, equation, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper analyzes the empirical relationship between fiscal policy and the trade account. Research prior to this paper did not consider that the components of private and public demand in the import demand equati...

Economic Consequences of Lower Military Spending

Economic Consequences of Lower Military Spending »

Source: Economic Consequences of Lower Military Spending : Some Simulation Results

Volume/Issue: 1993/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jerald Schiff , Tamim Bayoumi , and Daniel Hewitt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1993

ISBN: 9781451843460

Keywords: military, military expenditures, military spending, expenditures, arms

The IMF MULTIMOD model is used to trace the economic impact of a 20 percent reduction in world military expenditures. GDP falls in the short run, however private consumption and investment rise, leading to an incre...

The Effectiveness of Fiscal Policy in Stimulating Economic Activity

The Effectiveness of Fiscal Policy in Stimulating Economic Activity »

Source: The Effectiveness of Fiscal Policy in Stimulating Economic Activity : A Review of the Literature

Volume/Issue: 2002/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Selma Mahfouz , Richard Hemming , and Michael Kell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451874716

Keywords: economic activity, fiscal multipliers, government spending, expansionary fiscal contractions, expenditure, fiscal contraction, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

This paper reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on the effectiveness of fiscal policy. The focus is on the size of fiscal multipliers, and on the possibility that multipliers can turn negative (i.e., th...

Expansionary Austerity New International Evidence

Expansionary Austerity New International Evidence »

Source: Expansionary Austerity New International Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2011/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daniel Leigh , Andrea Pescatori , and Jaime Guajardo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781455294695

Keywords: government expenditure, output fluctuations, fiscal adjustments, fiscal consolidations, budget deficit, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, And Finance,

This paper investigates the short-term effects of fiscal consolidation on economic activity in OECD economies. We examine the historical record, including Budget Speeches and IMFdocuments, to identify changes in fi...

Fiscal and Monetary Policy During Downturns

Fiscal and Monetary Policy During Downturns »

Source: Fiscal and Monetary Policy During Downturns : Evidence From the G7

Volume/Issue: 2009/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sven Jari Stehn , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451871982

Keywords: government revenue, government expenditure, tax changes, discretionary fiscal policy, fiscal stimulus, tax cuts,

This paper analyzes how fiscal and monetary policy typically respond during downturns in G7 countries. It evaluates whether discretionary fiscal responses to downturns are timely and temporary, and compares the res...