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Fiscal Policy in Latin America

Fiscal Policy in Latin America »

Source: Fiscal Policy in Latin America : Lessons and Legacies of the Global Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2015/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Oya Celasun , Francesco Grigoli , Keiko Honjo , Javier Kapsoli , Alexander Klemm , Bogdan Lissovolik , Jan Luksic , Marialuz Moreno Badia , Joana Pereira , Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro , Baoping Shang , and Yulia Ustyugova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498304412

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Latin America, fiscal institutions, debt, expenditure, financial crisis, Structure and Scope of Government, General, General, General,

Latin America's bold fiscal policy reaction to the global financial crisis was hailed as a sign that the region had finally overcome its procyclical fiscal past. However, most countries of the region have not yet r...

Tax Revenue Downturns

Tax Revenue Downturns »

Source: Tax Revenue Downturns : Anatomy and Links to Imports

Volume/Issue: 2010/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kun Li , and Pablo Lopez Murphy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9781455201211

Keywords: downturns, tax revenues, fiscal policy, tax policy, tax bases, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, Taxation, Subsidies

We study historical tax revenue downturn episodes-where tax revenue-to-GDP ratios decline sharply-and explore the link between tax revenues and imports. We document that downturn episodes of at least 1 percentage p...

Fiscal Policy in Oil Producing Countries During the Recent Oil Price Cycle

Fiscal Policy in Oil Producing Countries During the Recent Oil Price Cycle »

Source: Fiscal Policy in Oil Producing Countries During the Recent Oil Price Cycle

Volume/Issue: 2010/28

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451962536

Keywords: fiscal impulses, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General, National Deficit Surplus,

This paper presents a detailed analysis of the average fiscal policy responses of oil producing countries (OPCs) to the recent oil price cycle. We find that OPCs worsened their non-oil primary balances substantiall...

Too Small to Fail? Subnational Spending Pressures in Europe

Too Small to Fail? Subnational Spending Pressures in Europe »

Source: Too Small to Fail? Subnational Spending Pressures in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2013/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud , and Marialuz Moreno Badia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475578157

Keywords: fiscal federalism, local governments, EU, decentralization, subnational governments, expenditure decentralization, fiscal decentralization, Structure and Scope of Government, Deficit, General

The purpose of this paper is to assess whether expenditure decentralization has contributed to weakening fiscal performance in Europe. Using a panel of EU15 countries for the period 1995-2011, we estimate three eco...

A toolkit for Assessing Fiscal Vulnerabilities and Risks in Advanced Economies

A toolkit for Assessing Fiscal Vulnerabilities and Risks in Advanced Economies »

Source: A toolkit for Assessing Fiscal Vulnerabilities and Risks in Advanced Economies

Volume/Issue: 2012/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elif Arbatli , Emre Alper , Jiri Jonas , Anke Weber , Marc Gerard , Tidiane Kinda , Giovanni Callegari , Anna Shabunina , Andrea Schaechter , and Carlos Caceres

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931162

Keywords: Fiscal vulnerabilities, fiscal risk, sustainability, debt, market, interest, monetary fund, policy responses, Structure and Scope of Government: General,

This paper presents a range of tools and indicators for analyzing fiscal vulnerabilities and risks for advanced economies. The analysis covers key short-, medium- and long-term dimensions. Short-term pressures are...

The Dog That Didn’t Bark

The Dog That Didn’t Bark »

Source: The Dog That Didn't Bark : The Strange Case of Domestic Policy Cooperation in the 'New Normal'

Volume/Issue: 2015/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513584607

Keywords: Domestic Policy Cooperation, monetary policy, fiscal policy, central bank, international monetary fund, central banks, Structure and Scope of Government, General,

This paper examines domestic policy cooperation, a curiously neglected issue. Both international and domestic cooperation were live issues in the 1970s when the IS/LM model predicted very different external outcome...

A Framework for Efficient Government Investment

A Framework for Efficient Government Investment »

Source: A Framework for Efficient Government Investment

Volume/Issue: 2013/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Warner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475579147

Keywords: Welfare economics, scope and performance of government, externalities, cost-benefit analysis, subsidy, private returns, rates of return, investment projects, Structure and Scope of Government, Business Taxes and Subsidies

Welfare economics, scope and performance of government, externalities, public goods, cost-benefit analysis, subsidies economize on spending without losing effectiveness by modifying the conceptual framework guiding...

The Role of Medium-Term Fiscal Frameworks for Transition Countries

The Role of Medium-Term Fiscal Frameworks for Transition Countries »

Source: The Role of Medium-Term Fiscal Frameworks for Transition Countries : The Case of Bulgaria

Volume/Issue: 2001/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Balázs Horváth , and Istvan Szekely

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451842784

Keywords: medium-term fiscal framework, fiscal framework, pension, public debt, fiscal policy, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General, Structure and Scope of Government: General, Dedium-term Fiscal Framework,

This paper discusses the foundations for a medium-term fiscal framework for Bulgaria, a transition economy aspiring to join the European Union. The paper argues that a well-designed framework can help to enhance th...

Responsibility of Central Banks for Stability in Financial Markets

Responsibility of Central Banks for Stability in Financial Markets »

Source: Responsibility of Central Banks for Stability in Financial Markets

Volume/Issue: 2003/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451854404

Keywords: financial crises management, banking, banking supervision, bank of england, financial system, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Structure and Scope of Government: General, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: General, International, or Comparative,

What is the role of central banks in ensuring financial stability? This paper addresses this controversial subject, in part by drawing on the experiences in Europe, Japan, and the United States, and by examining fo...

Implications of Quasi-Fiscal Activities in Ghana

Implications of Quasi-Fiscal Activities in Ghana »

Source: Implications of Quasi-Fiscal Activities in Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2006/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mali Chivakul , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862843

Keywords: quasi-fiscal activities, central bank, fiscal activities, fiscal operations, public debt, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, National Budget, Deficit

This paper assesses the scope and coverage of quasi-fiscal activities (QFAs) in Ghana. We find that while QFAs have been reduced recently, they remain significant. The extensive nature of these activities has sever...