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IMF Executive Board Discusses Building Fiscal Capacity in Fragile States

IMF Executive Board Discusses Building Fiscal Capacity in Fragile States »

Source: Building Fiscal Capacity in Fragile States

Volume/Issue: 2017/031

Series: Policy Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2017

ISBN: 9781498346726

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Tax revenue, Expenditure policy, Revenue administration, Tax policy, fragile state, IMF, fragility, reform strategy, PFM

The paper draws on recent country experience to describe the approach to designing and implementing fiscal reforms in fragile states (FS) taken in the IMF's technical assistance (TA). In doing so, it highlights how...

Addressing Korea's Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

Addressing Korea's Long-Term Fiscal Challenges »

Source: Addressing Korea's Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2008/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Murtaza Syed , Michael Skaarup , and Tarhan Feyzioglu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451868890

Keywords: Korea, Simulation, Sustainability, Tax Reform, General Equilibrium, pension, pension reform, tax rates, pension fund, fiscal policy

Korea is on the verge of an unprecedented demographic shift. In coming decades, rapid aging will transform it from one of the youngest populations in the OECD to among the oldest in record time. In turn, this shift...

The Impact of Fiscal Consolidation and Structural Reformson Growth in Japan

The Impact of Fiscal Consolidation and Structural Reformson Growth in Japan »

Source: The Impact of Fiscal Consolidation and Structural Reformson Growth in Japan

Volume/Issue: 2011/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pelin Berkmen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455211913

Keywords: tax reform, structural policies, public debt, consumption taxes, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

With Japan's public debt reaching historical levels, the need for fiscal consolidation and structural reforms have increased. As fiscal consolidation will require a sustained and large adjustment in the fiscal bala...

When Do Structural Reforms Work? On the Role of the Business Cycle and Macroeconomic Policies1

When Do Structural Reforms Work? On the Role of the Business Cycle and Macroeconomic Policies1 »

Source: When Do Structural Reforms Work? On the Role of the Business Cycle and Macroeconomic Policies

Volume/Issue: 2016/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anna Bordon , Christian Ebeke , and Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513589923

Keywords: Structural reforms, employment, monetary policy, fiscal policy, product market, labor market, labor, employment rate, General, All Countries,

Structural reforms are expected to lift growth and employment, but their effects are surprisingly difficult to pin down empirically. One reason is their potential endogeneity to the economic environment in which th...

Costa Rica: 2019 Articlet IV Consultation—Press Release; Stafft Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Costa Rica: 2019 Articlet IV Consultation—Press Release; Stafft Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...

Costa Rica: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Costa Rica: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Costa Rica

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...

Statement by Mr. Leonardo Villar, Executive Director for Costa Rica March 27, 2019

Statement by Mr. Leonardo Villar, Executive Director for Costa Rica March 27, 2019 »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...

Staff Background Paper for the G20 Surveillance Note - Priorities for Structural Reforms in G20 Countries

Staff Background Paper for the G20 Surveillance Note - Priorities for Structural Reforms in G20 Countries »

Source: Staff Background Paper for the G20 Surveillance Note - Priorities for Structural Reforms in G20 Countries

Volume/Issue: 2016/043

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498345408

Keywords: Economic conditions, Total factor productivity, Fiscal policy, Balance of payments, Labor market reforms, policy space, structural reform, advanced economy, debt-to-GDP ratio, labor market reform

provide a powerful lift to growth-both in the short and the long term-if they are well aligned with individual country conditions . These include an economy's level of development, its position in the economic cycl...

Fostering Growth in Europe Now

Fostering Growth in Europe Now »

Source: Fostering Growth in Europe Now

Volume/Issue: 2012/7

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Bergljot Barkbu , Jesmin Rahman , and Rodrigo Valdes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504644

Keywords: Euro Area, Real effective exchange rates, Macroprudential Policy, Growth, unemployment, macroeconomic policy, structural reform, fiscal policy, labor market, employment

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...