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Automatic Fiscal Stabilizers

Automatic Fiscal Stabilizers »

Source: Automatic Fiscal Stabilizers

Volume/Issue: 2009/23

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Steven Symansky , and Thomas Baunsgaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2009

ISBN: 9781455290567

Keywords: Fiscal stability, macroeconomic stabilization, personal income tax, income tax, taxes, fiscal policy, tax rates

This paper discusses how to enhance automatic stabilizers without increasing the size of government. We distinguish between permanent changes in the parameters of the tax and expenditure system (e.g., changes in ta...

Budget Consolidation

Budget Consolidation »

Source: Budget Consolidation : Short-Term Pain and Long-Term Gain

Volume/Issue: 2010/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Douglas Laxton , Susanna Mursula , Kevin Clinton , and Michael Kumhof

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201464

Keywords: current account imbalances, tax reform, income taxes, consumption taxes, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

The paper evaluates the costs and benefits of fiscal consolidation using simulations based on the IMFs global DSGE model GIMF. Over the longer run, well-targeted permanent reductions in budget deficits lead to a co...

Effects of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) on Taxation and Interest Spending of National Governments

Effects of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) on Taxation and Interest Spending of National Governments »

Source: Effects of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) on Taxation and Interest Spending of National Governments

Volume/Issue: 1997/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Mongelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1997

ISBN: 9781451951271

Keywords: economic integration, tax harmonization, joint analysis of monetary and fiscal policy, European Monetary Union, taxation, fiscal discipline, public debt, tax systems

This paper examines the interest spending and taxation channels through which EMU could affect the public finances. It provides a framework for examining different views on a further narrowing of interest rate diff...

Finland: Selected Issues

Finland: Selected Issues »

Source: Finland : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451813210

Keywords: fiscal policy, taxes, tax cuts, tax changes, discretionary fiscal policy

In light of potential changes in fiscal policy in Finland, the impact of changes in the fiscal stance on short-term economic growth is an issue of interest. This paper estimates the short-term impact of fiscal poli...

Finland: Selected Issues

Finland: Selected Issues »

Source: Finland : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451813210

Keywords: fiscal policy, taxes, tax cuts, tax changes, discretionary fiscal policy

In light of potential changes in fiscal policy in Finland, the impact of changes in the fiscal stance on short-term economic growth is an issue of interest. This paper estimates the short-term impact of fiscal poli...

Fiscal Policy During Absorption Cycles

Fiscal Policy During Absorption Cycles »

Source: Fiscal Policy During Absorption Cycles

Volume/Issue: 2011/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ferhan Salman , and Gabriela Dobrescu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455218004

Keywords: fiscal policy, structural fiscal balance, domestic absorption, output gap, fiscal reaction function, fiscal stance, business cycle, fiscal aggregates

Domestic absorption cycles are relevant in assessment and design of fiscal policies. Our cross-country analysis covers 59 advanced and emerging countries for the 1990-2009 period. We show that ignoring domestic abs...

The "Flat Tax(es)"

The "Flat Tax(es)" »

Source: The "Flat Tax(es)" : Principles and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2006/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ricardo Varsano , Kevin Kim , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864786

Keywords: Flat tax, tax reform, flat taxes, marginal tax rate, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

One of the most striking tax developments in recent years, and one that continues to attract considerable attention, is the adoption by several countries of a form of "flat tax." Discussion of these quite radical r...

Finland
			: Selected Issues

Finland : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2003/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451813210.002

ISBN: 9781451813210

Keywords: fiscal policy, taxes, tax cuts, tax changes, discretionary fiscal policy

In light of potential changes in fiscal policy in Finland, the impact of changes in the fiscal stance on short-term economic growth is an issue of interest. This paper estimates the short-term impact of fiscal poli...

Sweden
			: Selected Issues

Sweden : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2004/245

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451835960.002

ISBN: 9781451835960

Keywords: tax rate, tax rates, local tax, tax base, fiscal policy

The Selected Issues paper analyzes tax policy trends at the local level in Sweden and assesses the effectiveness of the vertical fiscal policy coordination system. The study reviews Sweden's local public finances f...

Automatic Fiscal Stabilizers

Automatic Fiscal Stabilizers »

Volume/Issue: 2009/23

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Steven Symansky , and Thomas Baunsgaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455290567.004

ISBN: 9781455290567

Keywords: Fiscal stability, macroeconomic stabilization, personal income tax, income tax, taxes, fiscal policy, tax rates

This paper discusses how to enhance automatic stabilizers without increasing the size of government. We distinguish between permanent changes in the parameters of the tax and expenditure system (e.g., changes in ta...