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Are Capital Goods Tariffs Different?*

Are Capital Goods Tariffs Different?* »

Source: Are Capital Goods Tariffs Different?

Volume/Issue: 2020/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sergii Meleshchuk , and Yannick Timmer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513545271

Keywords: Import tariffs, Capital goods, Development, Total factor productivity, Trade restrictions, Investment, Tariffs, Price of Capital, Employment, Trade reform

In this paper we demonstrate the importance of distinguishing capital goods tariffs from other tariffs. Using exposure to a quasi-natural experiment induced by a trade reform in Colombia, we find that firms that ha...

Are Capital Goods Tariffs Different?

Are Capital Goods Tariffs Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2020/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sergii Meleshchuk , and Yannick Timmer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513545271.001

ISBN: 9781513545271

Keywords: Import tariffs, Capital goods, Development, Total factor productivity, Trade restrictions, Investment, Tariffs, Price of Capital, Employment, Trade reform

In this paper we demonstrate the importance of distinguishing capital goods tariffs from other tariffs. Using exposure to a quasi-natural experiment induced by a trade reform in Colombia, we find that firms that ha...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2020, Middle East and Central Asia

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2020, Middle East and Central Asia »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513536811.086

ISBN: 9781513536811

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, Financial crisis, Oil crisis, Crisis management strategies

Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia region have been hit by two large and reinforcing shocks, resulting in significantly weaker growth projections in 2020. In addition to the devastating toll on human hea...

Political Costs of Tax-Based Consolidations

Political Costs of Tax-Based Consolidations »

Volume/Issue: 2019/298

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chuling Chen , Era Dabla-Norris , Jay Rappaport , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 December 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513521534.001

ISBN: 9781513521534

Keywords: Base rates, Budget deficits, Business cycles, Capital, Capital income, Capital stocks, Corporate income taxes, Debt, Debt reduction, Debt sustainability

This paper studies the impact of tax-based consolidations on reelection outcomes. Using a granular database of tax-based consolidations for a panel of 10 OECD countries over the last 40 years, we find that tax refo...

Political Costs of Tax-Based Consolidations

Political Costs of Tax-Based Consolidations »

Source: Political Costs of Tax-Based Consolidations

Volume/Issue: 2019/298

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chuling Chen , Era Dabla-Norris , Jay Rappaport , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513521534

Keywords: Base rates, Budget deficits, Business cycles, Capital, Capital income, Capital stocks, Corporate income taxes, Debt, Debt reduction, Debt sustainability

This paper studies the impact of tax-based consolidations on reelection outcomes. Using a granular database of tax-based consolidations for a panel of 10 OECD countries over the last 40 years, we find that tax refo...

Belize: Selected Issues

Belize: Selected Issues »

Source: Belize : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/365

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513522142

Keywords: Tax revenue, Tax competition, Tax reforms, Tax incentives, Tax exemptions, ISCR, CR, special regime, business tax, IBCs

This Selected Issues paper provides an overview of Belize's tourism sector and main achievements and discusses the country's comparative advantages and bottlenecks in tourism. It also analyzes the impact of structu...

Belize: Selected Issues

Belize: Selected Issues »

Source: Belize : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/365

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513522142

Keywords: Tax revenue, Tax competition, Tax reforms, Tax incentives, Tax exemptions, ISCR, CR, special regime, business tax, IBCs

This Selected Issues paper provides an overview of Belize's tourism sector and main achievements and discusses the country's comparative advantages and bottlenecks in tourism. It also analyzes the impact of structu...

Belize
			: Selected Issues

Belize : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/365

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513522142.002

ISBN: 9781513522142

Keywords: Tax revenue, Tax competition, Tax reforms, Tax incentives, Tax exemptions, ISCR, CR, special regime, business tax, IBCs

This Selected Issues paper provides an overview of Belize's tourism sector and main achievements and discusses the country's comparative advantages and bottlenecks in tourism. It also analyzes the impact of structu...

Colombia

Colombia »

Source: Colombia : Technical Assistance Report-Reforming Energy Pricing

Volume/Issue: 2019/344

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513520629

Keywords: Producer prices, Oil prices, Social safety nets, Energy prices, Purchasing power, ISCR, CR, fuel product, CREG, reference price

This paper on Colombia focuses on reforming energy pricing. Rising fiscal challenges in Colombia can risk derailing the government from their commitment to meet both its headline deficit target of 2.4 percent in 20...

Colombia

Colombia »

Source: Colombia : Technical Assistance Report-Reforming Energy Pricing

Volume/Issue: 2019/344

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 November 2019

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781513520650

Keywords: ISCR, CR, fuel product, CREG, reference price, decile, external stakeholders

Energy Subsidy Reform is a key pillar of Colombia's national development plan. Rising fiscal challenges in Colombia-which have been exacerbated by the adjustment costs associated with recent large migration flows f...