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Medium-Term Determinants of Current Accounts in Industrial and Developing Countries
			: An Empirical Exploration

Medium-Term Determinants of Current Accounts in Industrial and Developing Countries : An Empirical Exploration »

Volume/Issue: 2000/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Menzie Chinn , and Eswar Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846546.001

ISBN: 9781451846546

Keywords: Current account variation, structural and macroeconomic determinants, saving-investment balance, current accounts, current account balances, current account deficits, budget balance

This paper provides an empirical investigation of the medium-term determinants of current accounts for a large sample of industrial and developing countries. The analysis is based on a structural approach that high...

Anchor Me: The Benefits and Challenges of Fiscal Responsibility

Anchor Me: The Benefits and Challenges of Fiscal Responsibility »

Volume/Issue: 2019/70

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302937.001

ISBN: 9781498302937

Keywords: Economic stabilization, Fiscal policy, National budgets, Budgetary policy, Fiscal stimulus, procyclicality, structural budget balances, fiscal rules, output gap, countercyclical

This paper discusses the benefits and challenges of implementing a rule-based fiscal responsibility framework, using the Philippines as a case study. It estimates structural measures of the fiscal stance over the p...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974508.003

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...

Cyclicality of Revenue and Structural Balances in South Africa

Cyclicality of Revenue and Structural Balances in South Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2010/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Burcu Aydin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455208814.001

ISBN: 9781455208814

Keywords: structural balance, credit growth, commodity and asset prices, tax revenue, tax base, tax policy, budget balance, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Time-Series Models, Econometric Modeling: General,

This paper applies a disaggregated method for the calculation of the cyclical component of the budget balance for South Africa with an emphasis on the effect of commodity and asset prices, and credit cycle. Results...

Structural Balances and All That
			: Which Indicators to Use in Assessing Fiscal Policy

Structural Balances and All That : Which Indicators to Use in Assessing Fiscal Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2002/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nigel Chalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451852523.001

ISBN: 9781451852523

Keywords: Structural balances, weighted budget balance, fiscal position, expenditure, fiscal impulse, aggregate demand, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, And General Outlook, Fiscal Policies And Behavior Of Economic Agents

Structural indicators of a country's fiscal position are regularly used as estimates of both discretionary changes in fiscal policy and the effect of fiscal policy on aggregate demand. This paper looks at such indi...

Strengthening Chile's Rule-Based Fiscal Framework

Strengthening Chile's Rule-Based Fiscal Framework »

Volume/Issue: 2011/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Teresa Daban Sanchez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455211982.001

ISBN: 9781455211982

Keywords: structural balance, resource revenue management, resource curse, accountability, resource-producing countries, fiscal policy, fiscal rule, expenditures, expenditure, Macroeconomic Policy

The cornerstone of Chile's impressive fiscal performance has been its structural balance rule. By insulating public spending from short-term copper price fluctuations and the business cycle, the rule has helped pre...