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A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780939934607.084

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

This study was prepared jointly by the Fiscal Affairs and Research Departments of the International Monetary Fund. Since the study was made in preparation for the World Economic Outlook exercise of April 1984, all...

Appendix: Interest Rate- and Exchange Rate-Induced Changes in Budget Balance

Appendix: Interest Rate- and Exchange Rate-Induced Changes in Budget Balance »

Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

This section contains a short theoretical exposition of how the budget balance might be adjusted for changes in interest and exchange rates, consistent with purchasing-power-accrual accounting. Adju...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

In its World Economic Outlook exercise, the International Monetary Fund uses a quantitative indicator to gauge the direct expansionary or contractionary impulse that fiscal policy exerts on aggregate demand...

II A Brief Review of Alternative Measures for Assessing the Stance and Thrust of Fiscal Policy

II A Brief Review of Alternative Measures for Assessing the Stance and Thrust of Fiscal Policy »

Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

It has long been recognized that the actual budgetary position of a government may be a misleading indicator of the thrust of fiscal policy, because it is not clear whether changes in that position are the c...

III Choice of Potential Growth Rate

III Choice of Potential Growth Rate »

Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

Both the fiscal impulse and structural balance measures are sensitive to the assumed rate of potential GDP growth. The gap between potential and actual output directly enters into the calculation of the cycl...

IV Adjustments for Changes in Unemployment and Unemployment Compensation

IV Adjustments for Changes in Unemployment and Unemployment Compensation »

Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

Under the present fiscal impulse methodology of the Fund, the growth of government expenditures other than unemployment insurance benefits is regarded as cyclically neutral if it is equal to the growth of po...

V Treatment of Inflation-Induced Changes in the Budget Balance

V Treatment of Inflation-Induced Changes in the Budget Balance »

Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

This section provides a conceptual and empirical analysis of the implications of alternative approaches for adjusting the conventional measures of budget balance and fiscal impulse for the impact of inflatio...

VI Alternative Accounting Systems and the Fiscal Impulse

VI Alternative Accounting Systems and the Fiscal Impulse »

Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

The Fund’s World Economic Outlook exercise provides an analysis of the fiscal policy of both the central and general governments of the principal industrial countries. For most countries, the budget balance...

VII Estimation of Level of Structural Balance

VII Estimation of Level of Structural Balance »

Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

The analysis of fiscal developments undertaken in various issues of the Fund’s World Economic Outlook focuses on the fiscal impulse. Recently attention has been drawn to the level of the structural balance,...

VIII Summary and Conclusions

VIII Summary and Conclusions »

Source: A Review of the Fiscal Impulse Measure

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , Richard Haas , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1986

ISBN: 9780939934607

Keywords: inflation, fiscal impulse, budget balance, fiscal policy, budget deficit

This paper has focused on several aspects of the methodology used by the Fund in its calculation of the fiscal impulse and has considered how this methodology could be extended to include estimates of the st...