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Considering the IMF's Perspective on a "Sound Fiscal Policy"

Considering the IMF's Perspective on a "Sound Fiscal Policy" »

Source: Considering the IMF's Perspective on a "Sound Fiscal Policy"

Volume/Issue: 2002/8

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

ISBN: 9781451971019

Keywords: Fiscal policy, IMF, International Monetary Fund, fiscal sustainability, fiscal position, fiscal policies, public debt, Fiscal Policies And Behavior Of Economic Agents, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy

This paper provides a perspective on how the IMF assesses a “sound fiscal policy,” focusing principally on industrial and emerging market economies. It observes six central criteria: the short-term fi...

Considering the IMF's Perspective on a "Sound Fiscal Policy"

Considering the IMF's Perspective on a "Sound Fiscal Policy" »

Volume/Issue: 2002/8

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451971019.003

ISBN: 9781451971019

Keywords: Fiscal policy, IMF, International Monetary Fund, fiscal sustainability, fiscal position, fiscal policies, public debt, Fiscal Policies And Behavior Of Economic Agents, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy

This paper provides a perspective on how the IMF assesses a “sound fiscal policy,” focusing principally on industrial and emerging market economies. It observes six central criteria: the short-term fi...

Non-G-10 Countries and the Basle Capital Rules
			: How Tough a Challenge is it to Join the Basle Club?

Non-G-10 Countries and the Basle Capital Rules : How Tough a Challenge is it to Join the Basle Club? »

Volume/Issue: 1995/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Claudia Dziobek , María Nieto , and Olivier Frecaut

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972467.003

ISBN: 9781451972467

Keywords: Bank regulations, capital accord, balance sheet, capital ratio, risk weights, capital adequacy

The 1988 Basle Capital Accord has introduced the norm of a risk-based capital ratio of 8 percent. It was negotiated among the G-10 countries to strengthen their international banks’ capital base while simult...

Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact

Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact »

Volume/Issue: 2005/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Anthony Annett , Jörg Decressin , and Michael Deppler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451975482.003

ISBN: 9781451975482

Keywords: Economic stabilization, Fiscal policy, Fiscal rules, Political economy, structural reforms, implicit liabilities, international monetary fund

A rules-based fiscal framework, such as the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), can be an important bulwark against short-sighted policies. Although policies have improved following the SGP’s adopti...

Should Italy Sell Its Nonfinancial Assets to Reduce the Debt?

Should Italy Sell Its Nonfinancial Assets to Reduce the Debt? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/1

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451945959.003

ISBN: 9781451945959

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Fiscal adjustment, Asset liquidation, Italy, Public debt reduction, public net worth, sustainability of public finances, strategy for managing public assets, debt, public debt

This paper assesses the proposal, publicly debated in recent years in Italy, to reduce public debt by selling public assets, especially nonfinancial tangible assets. The main findings indicate that, although sellin...

The New Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring
			: Setting the Incentives Right

The New Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring : Setting the Incentives Right »

Volume/Issue: 2002/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Carlo Sdralevich , and Biaggio Bossone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451973594.003

ISBN: 9781451973594

Keywords: Financial crisis, Crisis resolution, International financial markets, Private sector, Private sector involvement, sovereign debt, debt default, debt, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

The paper discusses key incentive-related issues of the sovereign debt restructuring mechanism recently outlined by the IMF First Deputy Managing Director. The structure of incentives in the mechanism should be con...

The Role of MULTIMOD in the IMF's Policy Analysis

The Role of MULTIMOD in the IMF's Policy Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2000/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Peter Isard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972689.003

ISBN: 9781451972689

Keywords: Economic models, Fund policies, MULTIMOD, macroeconomic policy analysis, monetary policy, exchange rate, international monetary fund, exchange rate regime, government spending

This paper describes the basic structure, underlying philosophy, and key behavioral properties of MULTIMOD. It also focuses on several recent applications of macromodels in the IMF’s policy analysis, emphasi...

The New Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring

The New Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring »

Source: The New Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring : Setting the Incentives Right

Volume/Issue: 2002/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Carlo Sdralevich , and Biaggio Bossone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451973594

Keywords: Financial crisis, Crisis resolution, International financial markets, Private sector, Private sector involvement, sovereign debt, debt default, debt, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

The paper discusses key incentive-related issues of the sovereign debt restructuring mechanism recently outlined by the IMF First Deputy Managing Director. The structure of incentives in the mechanism should be con...

Non-G-10 Countries and the Basle Capital Rules

Non-G-10 Countries and the Basle Capital Rules »

Source: Non-G-10 Countries and the Basle Capital Rules : How Tough a Challenge is it to Join the Basle Club?

Volume/Issue: 1995/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Claudia Dziobek , María Nieto , and Olivier Frecaut

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1995

ISBN: 9781451972467

Keywords: Bank regulations, capital accord, balance sheet, capital ratio, risk weights, capital adequacy

The 1988 Basle Capital Accord has introduced the norm of a risk-based capital ratio of 8 percent. It was negotiated among the G-10 countries to strengthen their international banks’ capital base while simult...

Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact

Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact »

Source: Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact

Volume/Issue: 2005/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Anthony Annett , Jörg Decressin , and Michael Deppler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

ISBN: 9781451975482

Keywords: Economic stabilization, Fiscal policy, Fiscal rules, Political economy, structural reforms, implicit liabilities, international monetary fund

A rules-based fiscal framework, such as the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), can be an important bulwark against short-sighted policies. Although policies have improved following the SGP’s adopti...