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Dealing with High Debt in an Era of Low Growth

Dealing with High Debt in an Era of Low Growth »

Source: Dealing with High Debt in an Era of Low Growth

Volume/Issue: 2013/7

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): S. M. Ali Abbas , Bernardin Akitoby , Jochen Andritzky , Helge Berger , Takuji Komatsuzaki , and Justin Tyson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484316139

Keywords: Debt strategy, Debt reduction, Developed countries, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Monetary policy, Privatization, Public debt, General Government Debt, Public Debt Sustainability

task has become particularly challenging in European advanced economies where expectations of low growth and limits to monetary policy support are shifting the burden of adjustment onto fiscal consolidation. The SD...

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, but at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. The external environment has become less supportive, with slow...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment...

Fiscal Consolidation and the Cost of Credit

Fiscal Consolidation and the Cost of Credit »

Source: Fiscal Consolidation and the Cost of Credit : Evidence from Syndicated Loans

Volume/Issue: 2013/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Senay Agca , and Deniz Igan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475564440

Keywords: cost of credit, loan spreads, fiscal consolidations, spending cuts, fiscal policy, Firm, General,

We examine how the cost of corporate credit varies around fiscal consolidations aimed at reducing government debt. Using a new dataset on fiscal consolidations and syndicated corporate loan data, we find that loan...

Fiscal Performance, Institutional Design and Decentralization in European Union Countries

Fiscal Performance, Institutional Design and Decentralization in European Union Countries »

Source: Fiscal Performance, Institutional Design and Decentralization in European Union Countries

Volume/Issue: 2012/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud , Anita Tuladhar , Julio Escolano , Marialuz Moreno Badia , and Juliane Sarnes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463936464

Keywords: fiscal institutions, decentralization, subnational governments, fiscal performance, State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

This paper analyzes the impact of decentralization on overall fiscal performance in the European Union, taking into account fiscal institutional arrangements. We find that spending decentralization has been associa...

Fiscal Policy and Growth in the Context of European Integration

Fiscal Policy and Growth in the Context of European Integration »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Growth in the Context of European Integration

Volume/Issue: 2000/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

ISBN: 9781451855487

Keywords: fiscal federalism, tax competition, tax rates, fiscal policies, pension, pensions

The paper considers the issue of whether a supranational fiscal policy in Europe is needed, and, if so, what responsibilities it should undertake. The literature on endogenous growth and the principle of subsidiari...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

In recent decades, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain—along with most industrial countries—witnessed a sharp rise in the size of government and a large accumulation of public debt. While the latt...

II Fiscal Policy and the Fiscal Framework in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

II Fiscal Policy and the Fiscal Framework in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

Fiscal Policy in Practice: An Overview To identify some of the shortcomings that fiscal rules may seek to address, this section provides an overview of how fiscal policy has been con...

III Fiscal Rules: Issues and Experiences

III Fiscal Rules: Issues and Experiences »

Source: Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez , Steven Symansky , Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Enrica Detragiache , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062160

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal rules, expenditures, public debt

Rules constrain policymakers’ autonomy in policy decisions. But what is the justification for limiting discretion in fiscal policy? While recognizing that history, tradition, and preferences—in addition to e...

Spain
			: Selected Issues

Spain : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2003/41

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451812091.002

ISBN: 9781451812091

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditures, expenditure, public spending, composition of public spending

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the conduct of fiscal policy in Spain, made topical by the entry into effect of the Budgetary Stability Law in 2003. This law, along with the new permanent financing arrangements...