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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...

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...

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...

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...

Barbados

Barbados »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2011 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Informational Annex; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2011/122

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455289660

Keywords: Economic recovery, Economic indicators, Economic growth, Article IV consultation reports, Banking sector, Public information notices, Pension funds, Pension reforms, Staff Reports, Fiscal reforms

The Slovak economy showed recovery from sharp recession. Executive Directors suggested that restoring fiscal sustainability and removing unemployment while maintaining external competitiveness within the monetary u...

The "Flat Tax(es)"

The "Flat Tax(es)" »

Source: The "Flat Tax(es)" : Principles and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2006/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ricardo Varsano , Kevin Kim , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864786

Keywords: Flat tax, tax reform, flat taxes, marginal tax rate, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

One of the most striking tax developments in recent years, and one that continues to attract considerable attention, is the adoption by several countries of a form of "flat tax." Discussion of these quite radical r...

Ukraine: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2014 Stand-By Arrangement

Ukraine: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2014 Stand-By Arrangement »

Source: Ukraine : Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2014 Stand-By Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2016/320

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475543506

Keywords: Stand-by arrangements, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Fiscal policy, Energy sector, Fiscal reforms, Ex post assessments, Exceptional use of Fund resources, Economic indicators, Fund policies

This paper discusses Ukraine's Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2014 Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) program. The SBA program faced substantial geopolitical risks from the outset, but rightly focused o...

IMF Executive Board Completes the Second Review Under EFF with Ukraine, Approves US$1 Billion Disbursement, and Discusses Ex-Post Evaluation of 2014–15 SBA

IMF Executive Board Completes the Second Review Under EFF with Ukraine, Approves US$1 Billion Disbursement, and Discusses Ex-Post Evaluation of 2014–15 SBA »

Source: Ukraine : Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2014 Stand-By Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2016/320

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475543506

Keywords: Stand-by arrangements, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Fiscal policy, Energy sector, Fiscal reforms, Ex post assessments, Exceptional use of Fund resources, Economic indicators, Fund policies

This paper discusses Ukraine's Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2014 Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) program. The SBA program faced substantial geopolitical risks from the outset, but rightly focused o...