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Big Government, High Debt, and Fiscal Adjustment in Small States

Big Government, High Debt, and Fiscal Adjustment in Small States »

Source: Big Government, High Debt, and Fiscal Adjustment in Small States

Volume/Issue: 2008/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rui Ota , and Stephanie Medina Cas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451869019

Keywords: Government size, fiscal adjustment, external debt, external public debt,

Using a new fiscal dataset for small states, this paper analyzes the link between country size, government size, debt, and economic performance. It finds that on average small states have larger governments and hig...

Government for the People

Government for the People »

Source: Government for the People : On the Determinants of the Size of U.S. Government

Volume/Issue: 2007/289

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Fernando M. Gonçalves

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868524

Keywords: Government size, Demographic structure, government spending, federal government, government revenue, defense spending, tax system,

Trends in the size of U.S. government are examined. In the postwar period, general government primary spending rose by 1/4 percent of GDP a year through 1975, stabilizing thereafter. With higher social transfers of...

Government Size and Output Volatility

Government Size and Output Volatility »

Source: Government Size and Output Volatility : Should We Forsake Automatic Stabilization?

Volume/Issue: 2008/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean Pisani-Ferry , Xavier Debrun , and André Sapir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869828

Keywords: Output volatility, government size, fiscal stabilization, government expenditure, government spending, fiscal policy,

The paper takes stock of the debate on the positive link between output volatility and the size of government-which reflects automatic stabilizers. After a survey of the literature, we show that the contribution of...

Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition Economies

Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition Economies »

Source: Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition Economies : The Case of Moldova

Volume/Issue: 1999/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451858792

Keywords: fiscal federalism, government size, subnational governments, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, federalism, Moldova, Republic of,

This paper examines the relationship between fiscal decentralization—the assignment of revenue sources and expenditure functions across government levels—and government size in Moldova. The empirical...

Big Government, High Debt, and Fiscal Adjustment in Small States

Big Government, High Debt, and Fiscal Adjustment in Small States »

Volume/Issue: 2008/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rui Ota , and Stephanie Medina Cas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869019.001

ISBN: 9781451869019

Keywords: Government size, fiscal adjustment, external debt, external public debt,

Using a new fiscal dataset for small states, this paper analyzes the link between country size, government size, debt, and economic performance. It finds that on average small states have larger governments and hig...

Government for the People
			: On the Determinants of the Size of U.S. Government

Government for the People : On the Determinants of the Size of U.S. Government »

Volume/Issue: 2007/289

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Fernando M. Gonçalves

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868524.001

ISBN: 9781451868524

Keywords: Government size, Demographic structure, government spending, federal government, government revenue, defense spending, tax system,

Trends in the size of U.S. government are examined. In the postwar period, general government primary spending rose by 1/4 percent of GDP a year through 1975, stabilizing thereafter. With higher social transfers of...

Government Size and Output Volatility
			: Should We Forsake Automatic Stabilization?

Government Size and Output Volatility : Should We Forsake Automatic Stabilization? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean Pisani-Ferry , Xavier Debrun , and André Sapir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869828.001

ISBN: 9781451869828

Keywords: Output volatility, government size, fiscal stabilization, government expenditure, government spending, fiscal policy,

The paper takes stock of the debate on the positive link between output volatility and the size of government-which reflects automatic stabilizers. After a survey of the literature, we show that the contribution of...

Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition Economies
			: The Case of Moldova

Fiscal Federalism and Government Size in Transition Economies : The Case of Moldova »

Volume/Issue: 1999/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858792.001

ISBN: 9781451858792

Keywords: fiscal federalism, government size, subnational governments, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, federalism, Moldova, Republic of,

This paper examines the relationship between fiscal decentralization—the assignment of revenue sources and expenditure functions across government levels—and government size in Moldova. The empirical...

Government Size and Intersectoral Income Fluctuation

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Source: Government Size and Intersectoral Income Fluctuation : An International Panel Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2007/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daehaeng Kim , and Chul-In Lee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866575

Keywords: Economic Uncertainty, Government Size, Openness to Trade, Stabilization, Intersectoral Income Fluctuation, equation, terms of trade, external shocks, open economy, equations

Using the between-sector variation in income as a new measure of economic uncertainty, this paper proposes simple models and supportive empirical evidence for the causal relations between economic uncertainty and g...

Government Size and Intersectoral Income Fluctuation
			: An International Panel Analysis

Government Size and Intersectoral Income Fluctuation : An International Panel Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2007/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daehaeng Kim , and Chul-In Lee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866575.001

ISBN: 9781451866575

Keywords: Economic Uncertainty, Government Size, Openness to Trade, Stabilization, Intersectoral Income Fluctuation, equation, terms of trade, external shocks, open economy, equations

Using the between-sector variation in income as a new measure of economic uncertainty, this paper proposes simple models and supportive empirical evidence for the causal relations between economic uncertainty and g...