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Fiscal Monitor, April 2018
			: Capitalizing on Good Times

Fiscal Monitor, April 2018 : Capitalizing on Good Times »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484333952.089

ISBN: 9781484333952

Keywords: Public finance, Tax policy, Debt and growth, Fiscal Monitor, debt, digitalization, tax

This report discusses fiscal trends in policies aimed at reducing fiscal vulnerabilities and boosting medium-term growth, recent fiscal developments and the fiscal outlook in advanced economies, emerging markets, a...

Another Look at Governments’ Balance Sheets

Another Look at Governments’ Balance Sheets »

Source: Another Look at Governments' Balance Sheets : The Role of Nonfinancial Assets

Volume/Issue: 2013/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elva Bova , Robert Dippelsman , Kara Rideout , and Andrea Schaechter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484315453

Keywords: government statistics, government finance, government finance statistics, national accounts, public finances, Structure and Scope of Government, Infrastructures,

When discussing debt reduction strategies, little attention has been given to the role of governments’ nonfinancial assets. This is in part because data are scarce. Drawing on various data sources, this pape...

Fiscal Rules

Fiscal Rules »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Useful Policy Framework or Unnecessary Ornament?

Volume/Issue: 2001/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451856545

Keywords: fiscal rules, expenditure, fiscal policy rules, capital expenditure, Investment, And Finance, Taxation, national Budget, Deficit, And Debt,

With the primary objective of conferring credibility on macroeconomic policies, an increasing number of advanced and emerging market economies have adopted various forms of fiscal rules (mainly balanced-budget requ...

Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes

Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes »

Source: Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes

Volume/Issue: 2005/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862447

Keywords: Fiscal Discipline, Institutions, contingent liabilities, budget execution, fiscal risk, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, and Finance, Taxation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Markets and Institutions,

This paper develops indices of fiscal transparency for a broad range of countries based on the IMF's Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency, using data derived from published fiscal transparency modules of t...

Some Algebra of Fiscal Transparency

Some Algebra of Fiscal Transparency »

Source: Some Algebra of Fiscal Transparency : How Accounting Devices Work and How to Reveal Them

Volume/Issue: 2012/228

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Timothy Irwin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510577

Keywords: accounting devices, accrual accounting, cash accounting, government finance, full accrual accounting, government finance statistics, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

Accounting devices that artificially reduce the measured fiscal deficit can be analyzed as transactions involving unrecognized assets and liabilities. Different accounting systems recognize different sets of assets...

Stock-Flow Adjustments, Government’s Integrated Balance Sheet and Fiscal Transparency1

Stock-Flow Adjustments, Government’s Integrated Balance Sheet and Fiscal Transparency1 »

Source: Stock-Flow Adjustments, Government's Integrated Balance Sheet and Fiscal Transparency

Volume/Issue: 2013/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mike Seiferling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2013

ISBN: 9781475537642

Keywords: stock flow adjustments, debt, liabilities, deficits, government finance, Positive Analysis of Policy-Making and Implementation, General,

This paper re-examines the stock-flow discrepancies of government debt and deficits and correlation with fiscal transparency. Applying the fully integrated relationship between financial stocks and flows allows for...

Post-Crisis Fiscal Policy Priorities for the ASEAN-5

Post-Crisis Fiscal Policy Priorities for the ASEAN-5 »

Source: Post-Crisis Fiscal Policy Priorities for the ASEAN-5

Volume/Issue: 2010/252

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209521

Keywords: fiscal space, expenditure, public spending, public debt, Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East, And Finance,

This paper focuses on post-crisis fiscal priorities in the ASEAN-5 economies - Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Sound economic fundamentals and timely and forceful policy responses to the c...

Implementing the Stability and Growth Pact

Implementing the Stability and Growth Pact »

Source: Implementing the Stability and Growth Pact : Enforcement and Procedural Flexibility

Volume/Issue: 2005/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roel Beetsma , and Xavier Debrun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860788

Keywords: Stability and Growth Pact, procedural flexibility, deficits, structural reforms, fiscal framework, expenditure, excessive deficits, Investment, and Finance, Taxation

The paper analyzes some key policy trade-offs involved in the implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact. Greater "procedural" flexibility in the Pact's implementation may improve welfare. Procedural flexibili...

Trade Credit and the Effect of Macro-Financial Shocks

Trade Credit and the Effect of Macro-Financial Shocks »

Source: Trade Credit and the Effect of Macro-Financial Shocks : Evidence From U.S. Panel Data

Volume/Issue: 2003/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yungsan Kim , and Woon Choi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451855005

Keywords: Trade Credit, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit Channel, Panel Data, retained earnings, external financing, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

Many studies examine why firms are financed by their suppliers, but few empirical studies look at the macroeconomic implications of such financial arrangements. Using disaggregated panel data, we examine how firms...

Statistical Treatment of Accrual of Intereston Debt Securities

Statistical Treatment of Accrual of Intereston Debt Securities »

Source: Statistical Treatment of Accrual of Intereston Debt Securities

Volume/Issue: 2001/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Wright , and John Joisce

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855388

Keywords: accrual, fair value, market price, bond, present value, accounting standards, government finance, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions

When new international statistical standards were published in 1993, one of the major changes to the recommended presentation of the system of national accounts and the balance of payments was the adoption of accru...