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Lifting the Small Boats

Lifting the Small Boats »

Series: IMF Speeches

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512976.076

ISBN: 9781513512976

Keywords: Inequality, global outlook, economic growth, economic policy, fiscal policy, reforms

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde's speech of June 17, 2015, proposes policies and reforms to deal with growing social and economic inequality....

Lifting the Small Boats

Lifting the Small Boats »

Source: Lifting the Small Boats

Series: IMF Speeches

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513512976

Keywords: Inequality, global outlook, economic growth, economic policy, fiscal policy, reforms

Introduction Good evening! I am absolutely delighted to participate again in this prestigious conference, and I would like to thank Vice Premier Reynders for his kind introduction....

Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact

Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact »

Source: Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact

Volume/Issue: 2005/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Anthony Annett , Jörg Decressin , and Michael Deppler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

ISBN: 9781451975482

Keywords: Economic stabilization, Fiscal policy, Fiscal rules, Political economy, structural reforms, implicit liabilities, international monetary fund

A rules-based fiscal framework, such as the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), can be an important bulwark against short-sighted policies. Although policies have improved following the SGP’s adopti...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Lifting the Small Boats

Series: IMF Speeches

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513512976

Keywords: Inequality, global outlook, economic growth, economic policy, fiscal policy, reforms

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde's speech of June 17, 2015, proposes policies and reforms to deal with growing social and economic inequality....

The Russian Flat Tax Reform

The Russian Flat Tax Reform »

Source: The Russian Flat Tax Reform

Volume/Issue: 2005/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Keen , Alexander Klemm , and Anna Ivanova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860351

Keywords: Tax reform, flat tax, tax payments, tax rates, social taxes, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Household,

Russia dramatically reduced its higher rates of personal income tax (PIT) in 2001 establishing a single marginal rate at the low level of 13 percent. In the following year, real revenue from the PIT actually increa...

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...

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex for Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2017/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475587883

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Economic growth, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Labor markets, Pension reforms, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Staff Reports

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights projected moderate 2016 real GDP growth in the Slovak Republic, but still at a robust 3.3 percent. Growth continues to benefit from an improving labor market, low inflat...

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex for Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2017/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475587883

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Economic growth, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Labor markets, Pension reforms, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Staff Reports

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights projected moderate 2016 real GDP growth in the Slovak Republic, but still at a robust 3.3 percent. Growth continues to benefit from an improving labor market, low inflat...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Slovak Republic

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Slovak Republic »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex for Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2017/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475587883

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Economic growth, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Labor markets, Pension reforms, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Staff Reports

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights projected moderate 2016 real GDP growth in the Slovak Republic, but still at a robust 3.3 percent. Growth continues to benefit from an improving labor market, low inflat...

Reforming Fiscal Governance in the European Union

Reforming Fiscal Governance in the European Union »

Source: Reforming Fiscal Governance in the European Union

Volume/Issue: 2015/9

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Michal Andrle , John Bluedorn , Luc Eyraud , Tidiane Kinda , Petya Koeva Brooks , Gerd Schwartz , and Anke Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 May 2015

ISBN: 9781498338288

Keywords: Fiscal reforms, Euro Area, European Economic and Monetary Union, Fiscal rules, Fiscal policy, Fiscal Governance, European Economic, Monetary Union, debt, expenditure

Successive reforms have brought many positive elements to the European Union's fiscal framework. But they have also increased its complexity. The current system involves an intricate set of fiscal constraints, whic...