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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....

Making Fiscal Decentralization Work
			: Cross-Country Experiences

Making Fiscal Decentralization Work : Cross-Country Experiences »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069855.084

ISBN: 9781589069855

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal relations

The question of what makes fiscal decentralization work is faced by many policymakers around the world. This book draws on both the relevant literature and policy and technical advice provided by the IMF to a wide...

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....

Fiscal Monitor, April 2014
			: Public Expenditure Reform:  Making Difficult Choices

Fiscal Monitor, April 2014 : Public Expenditure Reform: Making Difficult Choices »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475557121.089

ISBN: 9781475557121

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal stability, Fiscal sector, Fiscal risk, expenditure

Fiscal risks are abating somewhat but remain elevated. In advanced economies, recent policy moves have broadly stabilized public debt ratios, but medium-term prospects are still uncertain, and debt remains at histo...

L'ajustement budgétaire comme instrument de stabilité et de croissance

L'ajustement budgétaire comme instrument de stabilité et de croissance »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): James Daniel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 2006

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066021.054

ISBN: 9781589066021

Keywords: fiscal policy, fiscal adjustment, expenditure, public expenditure, aggregate demand, inflation, fiscal consolidation, public spending, health care, fiscal affairs

The pamphlet (which updates the 1995 Guidelines for Fiscal Adjustment) presents the IMF's approach to fiscal adjustment, and focuses on the role that sound government finances play in promoting macroeconomic stabil...

Transition to Market
			: Studies in Fiscal Reform

Transition to Market : Studies in Fiscal Reform »

Series: Books

Author(s): Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

Language: Russian

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754035.071

ISBN: 9781557754035

Keywords: Fiscal reforms, Markets, Transition economies, privatization, tax administration, tax system, taxation, tax reform, state budget, tax rates

IMF economists work closely with member countries on a variety of issues. Their unique perspective on country experiences and best practices on global macroeconomic issues are often shared in the form of books on d...

Fiscal Reforms, Long-term Growth and Income Inequality1

Fiscal Reforms, Long-term Growth and Income Inequality1 »

Source: Fiscal Reforms, Long-term Growth and Income Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2017/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Santiago Acosta Ormaechea , Takuji Komatsuzaki , and Carolina Correa-Caro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303689

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Synthetic Control Method, Structural Reform, General, Comparative Studies of Countries

We estimate the effects on growth of nine fiscal reform episodes in seven high-income countries using the Synthetic Control Method. These episodes are selected using an indicator-based approach applied to the evalu...

Fiscal Politics in the Euro Area

Fiscal Politics in the Euro Area »

Source: Fiscal Politics in the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2017/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud , Vitor Gaspar , and Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475572919

Keywords: Political economy, Euro Area, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, political economy factors, deficit bias, procyclicality, fiscal rules

This paper provides evidence of fiscal procyclicality, excessive deficits, distorted budget composition and poor compliance with fiscal rules in the euro area. Our analysis relies on real-time data for 19 countries...

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...

Fostering Growth in Europe Now

Fostering Growth in Europe Now »

Source: Fostering Growth in Europe Now

Volume/Issue: 2012/7

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Bergljot Barkbu , Jesmin Rahman , and Rodrigo Valdes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504644

Keywords: Euro Area, Real effective exchange rates, Macroprudential Policy, Growth, unemployment, macroeconomic policy, structural reform, fiscal policy, labor market, employment

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...