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Promoting Fiscal Discipline

Promoting Fiscal Discipline »

Series: Books

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Teresa Ter-Minassian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066090.071

ISBN: 9781589066090

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal performance, fiscal rules, fiscal discipline

Fiscal discipline is essential to improve and sustain economic performance, maintain macroeconomic stability, and reduce vulnerabilities. Discipline is especially important if countries, industrial as well as devel...

Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in Emerging Markets
			: Background, Analysis, and Prospects

Rules-Based Fiscal Policy in Emerging Markets : Background, Analysis, and Prospects »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781403920850.072

ISBN: 9781403920850

Keywords: rules, fiscal rules, fiscal policy, public debt, fiscal discipline

Inspired by the experience of some advanced economies and to enhance creditworthiness, recently a number of emerging market economies adopted rules limiting government deficits, expenditures, or indebtedness. This...

Transparency in Government Operations

Transparency in Government Operations »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and J. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756978.084

ISBN: 9781557756978

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal policy, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal activities, budget process

Transparency in government operations is widely regarded as an important precondition for macroeconomic fiscal sustainability, good governance, and overall fiscal rectitude. Notably, the Interim Committee, at its A...

Fiscal Policy Rules

Fiscal Policy Rules »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and Steven Symansky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757043.017

ISBN: 9781557757043

Keywords: fiscal policy, fiscal rules, public debt, fiscal policy rules, fiscal rule

What are fiscal policy rules? What are the principal benefits and drawbacks associated with various fiscal rules, particularly compared with alternative approaches to fiscal adjustment? Can fiscal rules contribute...

Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries

Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750341.071

ISBN: 9781557750341

Keywords: inflation, trade taxes, fiscal policy, fiscal deficit, tax revenue

Edited by Mario I. Blejer and Ke-young Chu, this book investigates linkages among components of the public sector, as well as between macro and micro aspects of fiscal policy, in developing countries. It presents 1...

Investissement public et partenariats public-privé

Investissement public et partenariats public-privé »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Gerd Schwartz , Richard Hemming , and Bernardin Akitoby

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 March 2007

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065444.051

ISBN: 9781589065444

Keywords: public debt, fiscal targets, public finance, fiscal risk

Over the past three decades, public spending on infrastructure, as a share of GDP, has been on the decline worldwide. Although the link between infrastructure investment and economic growth is not yet fully underst...

Who Will Pay? Coping with Aging Societies, Climate Change, and Other Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

Who Will Pay? Coping with Aging Societies, Climate Change, and Other Long-Term Fiscal Challenges »

Series: Books

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 November 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062238.071

ISBN: 9781589062238

Keywords: pension, fiscal policy, tax rates, public debt, fiscal sustainability

Aging populations. Weather shocks. Scarce water. Globalization. Security threats. Policymakers today confront a number of developments that threaten to burden public budgets for decades to come, or bankrupt some en...

Post-Bubble Blues
			: How Japan Responded to Asset Price Collapse

Post-Bubble Blues : How Japan Responded to Asset Price Collapse »

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Charles Collyns

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758729.071

ISBN: 9781557758729

Keywords: debt, loans, interest, creditors, fiscal policy

What caused Asia's largest economy, once the envy of the world, to lag behind many of the other industrial countries? And why did it take so long for Japan to recover from the bursting of its asset price bubble of...

Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture

Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture »

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Cangiano , Teresa Curristine , and Michel Lazare

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475531091.071

ISBN: 9781475531091

Keywords: decentralization, fiscal rules, rules, expenditure, public investment

The first two decades of the twenty-first century have witnessed an influx of innovations and reforms in public financial management. The current wave of reforms is markedly different from those in the past, owing...

Fiscal Vulnerability and Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Fiscal Vulnerability and Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Richard Hemming , Axel Schimmelpfennig , and Michael Kell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 May 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061965.084

ISBN: 9781589061965

Keywords: Emerging markets, fiscal variables, public debt, currency crises, fiscal policy, external debt

Fiscal problems have long been considered a central feature of financial--that is, currency, debt, and banking--crises. This paper addresses four questions: What are the fiscal causes of crises? Which fiscal vulner...