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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department
			: Tale of Two Adjustments

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department : Tale of Two Adjustments »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475575224.086

ISBN: 9781475575224

Keywords: Economic integration, Economic growth, Development, Fiscal policy, Flexible exchange rates, Economic policy, Regional economics, emerge market economy, commodity price, emerge market

With the global economy gaining some momentum, economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in 2016. This gradual improvement can be understood as tale of two a...

U.S. Fiscal Policies and Priorities for Long-Run Sustainability

U.S. Fiscal Policies and Priorities for Long-Run Sustainability »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Martin Mühleisen , and Christopher Towe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062955.084

ISBN: 9781589062955

Keywords: Economic growth, medicare, tax cuts, health care, public debt, fiscal policy

This paper presents an overview of recent U.S. fiscal developments and discusses possible implications of the sharp turn around in the government's fiscal position. Against this back ground, it also reviews key pol...

GEM
			: A New International Macroeconomic Model

GEM : A New International Macroeconomic Model »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Hamid Faruqee , Douglas Laxton , Philippe Karam , Alessandro Rebucci , Jaewoo Lee , Benjamin Hunt , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063754.084

ISBN: 9781589063754

Keywords: Economic models, inflation, monetary policy, aggregate demand, monetary fund, oil prices

Over the past two years, the IMF staff has been developing a new multicountry macroeconomic model called the Global Economy Model (GEM). This paper explains why such a model is needed, how GEM differs from its pred...

Mauritius
			: Challenges of Sustained Growth

Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064164.058

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Mauritius has achieved remarkable success since its independence in 1968. It has one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa, the economy has diversified from complete dependence on the sugar crop, into textiles,...

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019
			: Curbing Corruption

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019 : Curbing Corruption »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302180.089

ISBN: 9781498302180

Keywords: Corruption, Corruption in politics. Economic aspects, Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, inclusive growth, global integration, fiscal outlook

This report discusses fiscal policies to prepare for the next downturn and foster long-term inclusive growth by adapting to changing demographics, advancing technology, and deepening global integration. It also cov...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department
			: Managing Transitions and Risks

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department : Managing Transitions and Risks »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498329996.086

ISBN: 9781498329996

Keywords: Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, Commodity price fluctuations, Currency exchange rates, Central banks, Exchange rate pass-through, Commodity prices, Exchange rate policy, Oil prices

The United States has seen an improvement in economic activity, driven by consumption, and has taken a first step toward gradual normalization of interest rates. The U.S. recovery continues to support activity in M...

World Economic Outlook, April 2019
			: Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

World Economic Outlook, April 2019 : Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery »

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504682.081

ISBN: 9781484397480

Keywords: Spillovers, Negative spillovers, Positive spillovers, External spillovers, Balance of trade, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, International trade, International trade agreements, Trade, Trade policy

After strong growth in 2017 and early 2018, global economic activity slowed notably in the second half of last year, reflecting a confluence of factors affecting major economies. China's growth declined following a...

World Economic Outlook, April 2019
			: Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

World Economic Outlook, April 2019 : Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery »

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2019

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498313452.081

ISBN: 9781498313452

Keywords: Spillovers, Negative spillovers, Positive spillovers, External spillovers, Balance of trade, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, International trade, International trade agreements, Trade, Trade policy

After strong growth in 2017 and early 2018, global economic activity slowed notably in the second half of last year, reflecting a confluence of factors affecting major economies. China's growth declined following a...

World Economic Outlook, April 2019
			: Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

World Economic Outlook, April 2019 : Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery »

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2019

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498313469.081

ISBN: 9781498313469

Keywords: Spillovers, Negative spillovers, Positive spillovers, External spillovers, Balance of trade, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, International trade, International trade agreements, Trade, Trade policy

After strong growth in 2017 and early 2018, global economic activity slowed notably in the second half of last year, reflecting a confluence of factors affecting major economies. China's growth declined following a...

World Economic Outlook, April 2019
			: Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

World Economic Outlook, April 2019 : Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery »

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2019

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498313391.081

ISBN: 9781498313391

Keywords: Spillovers, Negative spillovers, Positive spillovers, External spillovers, Balance of trade, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, International trade, International trade agreements, Trade, Trade policy

After strong growth in 2017 and early 2018, global economic activity slowed notably in the second half of last year, reflecting a confluence of factors affecting major economies. China's growth declined following a...