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A Central Fiscal Stabilization Capacity for the Euro Area

A Central Fiscal Stabilization Capacity for the Euro Area »

Volume/Issue: 2018/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Nathaniel Arnold , Bergljot Barkbu , H. Elif Ture , Hou Wang , and Jiaxiong Yao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484348178.006

ISBN: 9781484348178

Keywords: Euro Area, Fiscal policy, Euro Area; Fiscal Integration; Macroeconomic Stabilization; Central fiscal capacity; Fiscal policy; Macroeconomic policy mix; Fiscal union;, Fiscal Integration, Macroeconomic Stabilization

This note outlines a concrete proposal for a euro area central fiscal capacity (CFC) that could help smooth both country-specific and common shocks. Specifically, it proposes a macroeconomic stabilization fund fina...

Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997

Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997 »

Source: Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997 : Achievements And Remaining Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2002/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Volker Treichel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

ISBN: 9781451974508

Keywords: Economic stabilization, Albania, Albania, macroeconomic stabilization, structural reform, deficit, interest, budget, balance of payments, interest rates

This paper assesses the effectiveness of stabilization policies and structural reforms in Albania since 1997 and seeks to identify the remaining key challenges in various policy areas. It also draws lessons for oth...

Lessons From High Inflation Epidsodes for Stabilizing the Economy in Zimbabwe

Lessons From High Inflation Epidsodes for Stabilizing the Economy in Zimbabwe »

Source: Lessons From High Inflation Epidsodes for Stabilizing the Economy in Zimbabwe

Volume/Issue: 2007/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jens Clausen , Sharmini Coorey , Bakar Ould-Abdallah , Sònia Muñoz , and Norbert Funke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866636

Keywords: High Inflation, Macroeconomic Stabilization, International Experience, monetary fund, central bank, high inflation episodes, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes,

Zimbabwe has currently the highest rate of inflation in the world (an annual rate of 1,730 percent in February, 2007). The high rates of inflation have contributed to the contraction of the economy, which has decli...

Economic Performance Over the Conflict Cycle

Economic Performance Over the Conflict Cycle »

Source: Economic Performance Over the Conflict Cycle

Volume/Issue: 2004/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicholas Staines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451851854

Keywords: Conflict, post-conflict, war, economic impact, macroeconomic stabilization, cold war, real gdp, gdp per capita, civil wars, civil conflicts,

The paper finds a significant shift in the economic characteristics of civil conflicts during the1990s. Conflicts have become shorter but with more severe contractions and a stronger recovery of growth. The overall...

Peru
			: Selected Issues

Peru : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2007/53

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451831092.002

ISBN: 9781451831092

Keywords: structural reforms, civil liberties, structural reform, macroeconomic stabilization, international monetary fund

This Selected Issues paper for Peru explains growth and reform in the country post-1990. As half of the population in Peru still lives below the poverty line, further research should consider how the link between a...

Romania
			: Ex-Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement

Romania : Ex-Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement »

Volume/Issue: 2004/113

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451832747.002

ISBN: 9781451832747

Keywords: structural reforms, macroeconomic stabilization, exchange rate, quasi-fiscal activities, current account

This paper reviews the experience of the IMF's long-term engagement in Romania and options for future IMF involvement. The unfavorable growth performance also reflected adverse conditions for private sector develop...

Automatic Fiscal Stabilizers

Automatic Fiscal Stabilizers »

Volume/Issue: 2009/23

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Steven Symansky , and Thomas Baunsgaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455290567.004

ISBN: 9781455290567

Keywords: Fiscal stability, macroeconomic stabilization, personal income tax, income tax, taxes, fiscal policy, tax rates

This paper discusses how to enhance automatic stabilizers without increasing the size of government. We distinguish between permanent changes in the parameters of the tax and expenditure system (e.g., changes in ta...

Resolving a Large Contingent Fiscal Liability
			: Eastern European Experiences

Resolving a Large Contingent Fiscal Liability : Eastern European Experiences »

Volume/Issue: 2008/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Flanagan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870176.001

ISBN: 9781451870176

Keywords: Contingent liability, macroeconomic stabilization, debt service, current account, fiscal policy, debt settlement,

On occasion, a government may find itself confronted with a need to address a large contingent or off balance sheet fiscal liability. Implementing a settlement raises issues of fiscal sustainability and macroeconom...

Dedollarization

Dedollarization »

Volume/Issue: 2010/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Annamaria Kokenyne , Jeremy Ley , and Romain Veyrune

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455202225.001

ISBN: 9781455202225

Keywords: macroeconomic stabilization, foreign currency, exchange rate, inflation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper provides a summary of the key policies that encourage dedollarization. It focuses on cases in which the authorities' intention is to gain greater control of monetary policy and draws on the experiences o...

Fiscal Deficits and Inflation

Fiscal Deficits and Inflation »

Source: Fiscal Deficits and Inflation

Volume/Issue: 2003/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão , and Marco Terrones

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451848700

Keywords: Macroeconomic Stabilization, price inflation, monetary policy, inflation tax, low inflation, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General,

Macroeconomic theory postulates that fiscal deficits cause inflation. Yet empirical research has had limited success in uncovering this relationship. This paper reexamines the issue in light of broader data and a n...