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Accounting Devices and Fiscal Illusions1

Accounting Devices and Fiscal Illusions1 »

Source: Accounting Devices and Fiscal Illusions

Volume/Issue: 2012/2

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Timothy Irwin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502640

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal rules, Fiscal reporting, accounting, deficit, revenue, debt, investment

This proposed SDN surveys the various accounting stratagems which governments have used to meet fiscal targets-thereby sidestepping the need for true adjustment-and suggests remedial actions to limit this type of f...

1. Achieving Senegal’s Growth Objective

1. Achieving Senegal’s Growth Objective »

Source: Making Senegal a Hub for West Africa : Reforming the State, Building to the Future

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498341240

Keywords: Electric power, Export performance, Economic growth, Economic conditions, Senegal, Social safety nets, Policy Support Instrument, Fiscal policy, Foreign direct investment, investment

The Plan Sénégal Emergent (PSE) aims at achieving ambitious growth objectives, which would allow to make Senegal a regional hub in the medium term. Experience of other countries across the world...

Additions to Market Indices and the Comovement of Stock Returns Around the World

Additions to Market Indices and the Comovement of Stock Returns Around the World »

Source: Additions to Market Indices and the Comovement of Stock Returns Around the World

Volume/Issue: 2011/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yishay Yafeh , and Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455218950

Keywords: Index inclusion, stock price comovements, category, habitat and information theories, index-based investment, investors, institutional investors, stock market, stock price, stock prices,

Using newly-constructed data covering the last decade, we document that, in most of forty markets, when added to the main index, firms' returns experience an increase in comovement with the rest of the index, refle...

Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing

Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing »

Source: Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing

Volume/Issue: 1999/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arne Bigsten

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451852257

Keywords: African manufacturing, adjustment costs, duration dependence, nonparametric methods, unobserved heterogeneity, fixed costs, investment rate, probability, probabilities, survey

This paper examines dynamic patterns of investment in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe, assessing the consistency of those patterns with different adjustment cost structures. Using survey data on manufac...

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...

Aid Effectiveness

Aid Effectiveness »

Source: Aid Effectiveness : A Survey of the Recent Empirical Literature

Volume/Issue: 1998/1

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Tsidi Tsikata

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1998

ISBN: 9781451974850

Keywords: Development assistance, Economic growth, Foreign Aid, Growth, exchange rate, real exchange, real exchange rate, international monetary fund, public investment

The preponderance of evidence from the empirical literature on aid effectiveness suggests that development aid has not had a significant impact on growth in recipient countries. However, there is some evidence that...

Algeria: 2006 Article IV Consultation—Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Algeria.

Algeria: 2006 Article IV Consultation—Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Algeria. »

Source: Algeria : 2006 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Algeria.

Volume/Issue: 2007/72

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451811537

Keywords: debt, budget, external debt, public investment, article

Algeria's key challenges are to achieve sustained growth and reduce unemployment, while maintaining macroeconomic stability. This 2006 Article IV Consultation highlights that real GDP growth of Algeria temporarily...

An Alternative Explanation for the Resource Curse

An Alternative Explanation for the Resource Curse »

Source: An Alternative Explanation for the Resource Curse : The Income Effect Channel

Volume/Issue: 2009/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Alichi , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451872590

Keywords: resource curse, investment and growth, capital movements, exporting countries, closed economy, foreign capital,

The paper provides an alternative explanation for the "resource curse" based on the income effect resulting from high government current spending in resource rich economies. Using a simple life cycle framework, we...

Altruism and Workers' Remittances

Altruism and Workers' Remittances »

Source: Altruism and Workers' Remittances : Evidence from Selected Countries in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2006/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863901

Keywords: altruism, co-integration, cointegration, equation, workers ? remittances, equations, Household Behavior: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

Workers' remittances have been playing an increasingly important role in the balance of payments of many countries and can significantly contribute to the strength of their external positions. Assessing the likely...

Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength

Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength »

Source: Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength

Volume/Issue: 2004/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. Erbas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451853896

Keywords: risk, Knightian uncertainty, vertical and horizontal integration, institutions, probability, probabilities, investors, investment decisions, expected value, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General

Institutional transparency makes future contingencies more easily predictable for investors. Greater transparency can be achieved through vertical and horizontal integration of policy rules, which may result in low...