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Excerpt: The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Excerpt: The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): David Coady , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 May 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/SCHPEAEX.073

ISBN: SCHPEAEX

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal sustainability, Health indicators, Health care spending, Health care, Public health, Communicable diseases, emerging markets, advanced economies, fiscal policy

This is an excerpt from The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies. The table of contents, foreword, and Chapter One are included in this excerpt....

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: COVID-19: An Unprecedented Threat to Development

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa : COVID-19: An Unprecedented Threat to Development »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513536835.086

ISBN: 9781513536835

Keywords: Economic growth, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional Economic Outlook, Health care, Health, Health care spending, Public expenditures and health, Public health, Government expenditures and health, Oil

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis that threatens to throw the region off its stride, reversing the encouraging development progress of recent years. Furthermore, by exacting a...

Aspects budgétaires du développement durable
			: Le Sommet mondial sur le développement durable

Aspects budgétaires du développement durable : Le Sommet mondial sur le développement durable »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2002

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061606.054

ISBN: 9781589061606

Keywords: fiscal policy, public spending, expenditure, sustainable development, public expenditure, primary education, forest, health care, government expenditure, government spending

Fiscal policy affects sustainable development through its effects on growth, the environment, and resource development. What are the relationships between fiscal policy and sustainable development, and how does the...

L'ajustement budgétaire comme instrument de stabilité et de croissance

L'ajustement budgétaire comme instrument de stabilité et de croissance »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): James Daniel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 2006

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066021.054

ISBN: 9781589066021

Keywords: fiscal policy, fiscal adjustment, expenditure, public expenditure, aggregate demand, inflation, fiscal consolidation, public spending, health care, fiscal affairs

The pamphlet (which updates the 1995 Guidelines for Fiscal Adjustment) presents the IMF's approach to fiscal adjustment, and focuses on the role that sound government finances play in promoting macroeconomic stabil...

Fiscal Monitor, October 2017
			: Tackling Inequality

Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484312483.089

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Health care spending, Income distribution, Social safety nets, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity

At the global level, inequality has declined substantially over the past three decades, but within national boundaries, the picture is mixed: some countries have experienced a reduction in inequality while others,...

Government Spending on Health Care and Education in Croatia

Government Spending on Health Care and Education in Croatia »

Source: Government Spending on Health Care and Education in Croatia : Efficiency and Reform Options

Volume/Issue: 2008/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Victoria Gunnarsson , and Etibar Jafarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869958

Keywords: health care, health spending, hospital beds

This paper assesses the relative efficiency of government spending on health care and education in Croatia by using the so-called Data Envelopment Analysis. The analysis finds evidence of significant inefficiencies...

How Does the Introduction of Health Insurance Change the Equity of Health Care Provision in Bulgaria?1

How Does the Introduction of Health Insurance Change the Equity of Health Care Provision in Bulgaria?1 »

Source: How Does the Introduction of Health Insurance Change the Equity of Health Care Provision in Bulgaria?

Volume/Issue: 2006/285

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nora Markova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865455

Keywords: health care financing, equity in health care financing, redistribution, health care, health care system, health care spending, pocket payments, National Government Expenditures And Related Policies,

The study examines the effect of health care reform in Bulgaria in 1999 on the equity of health care financing. It explores the distribution of different types of health care financing by income. Furthermore, it se...

Health Spending in Japan

Health Spending in Japan »

Source: Health Spending in Japan : Macro-Fiscal Implications and Reform Options

Volume/Issue: 2014/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Masahiro Nozaki , Kenichiro Kashiwase , and Ikuo Saito

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498365277

Keywords: long-term care, health care, capita health spending, budget caps, General, Health Insurance, Public and Private,

Health spending has risen rapidly in Japan. We find two-thirds of the spending increase over 1990-2011 resulted from ageing, and the rest from excess cost growth. The spending level will rise further: ageing alone...

Long-Term Tendencies in Budget Deficits and Debt

Long-Term Tendencies in Budget Deficits and Debt »

Source: Long-Term Tendencies in Budget Deficits and Debt

Volume/Issue: 1995/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Mussa , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781451935394

Keywords: pension, government spending, health care, public pension, retirement

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

How Useful Are Benefit Incidence Analyses of Public Education and Health Spending1

How Useful Are Benefit Incidence Analyses of Public Education and Health Spending1 »

Source: How Useful Are Benefit Incidence Analyses of Public Education and Health Spending

Volume/Issue: 2003/227

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Erwin Tiongson , Hamid Davoodi , and Sawitree Asawanuchit

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451875430

Keywords: benefit incidence, public spending on education and health, targeting, progressivity, health spending, health care, public spending, incidence of public spending, National Government Expenditures and Health, National Government Expenditures and Education,

This paper provides a primer on benefit incidence analysis (BIA) for macroeconomists and a new data set on the benefit incidence of education and health spending covering 56 countries over 1960-2000, representing a...