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How Emerging Europe Came Through the 2008/09 Crisis
			: An Account by the Staff of the IMF's European Department

How Emerging Europe Came Through the 2008/09 Crisis : An Account by the Staff of the IMF's European Department »

Series: Books

Author(s): Bas Bakker , and Christoph Klingen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353810.071

ISBN: 9781616353810

Keywords: capital inflows, public finances, fiscal policy, public debt, capital adequacy

Emerging Europe was particularly hard hit by the global financial crisis, but a concerted effort by local policymakers and the international community staved off impending financial meltdown and laid the foundation...

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...

Fiscal Federalism in Theory and Practice

Fiscal Federalism in Theory and Practice »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756633.071

ISBN: 9781557756633

Keywords: tax administration, taxation, intergovernmental fiscal relations, tax revenue, local governments

Over the past few decades, a clear trend has emerged worldwide toward the devolution of spending and, to a lesser extent, revenue-raising responsibilities to state and local levels of government. One view is that t...

Evaluating Designs for a Fiscal Rule in Bulgaria1

Evaluating Designs for a Fiscal Rule in Bulgaria1 »

Source: Evaluating Designs for a Fiscal Rule in Bulgaria

Volume/Issue: 2011/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jochen Andritzky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463925277

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal rule, expenditure growth

The enhanced Stability and Growth Pact calls on euro area members and aspirants to set boundaries to fiscal deficits through high-level legislation. A limit on the deficit, such as the deficit ceiling in Bulgaria's...

Fiscal Policy During Absorption Cycles

Fiscal Policy During Absorption Cycles »

Source: Fiscal Policy During Absorption Cycles

Volume/Issue: 2011/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ferhan Salman , and Gabriela Dobrescu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455218004

Keywords: fiscal policy, structural fiscal balance, domestic absorption, output gap, fiscal reaction function, fiscal stance, business cycle, fiscal aggregates

Domestic absorption cycles are relevant in assessment and design of fiscal policies. Our cross-country analysis covers 59 advanced and emerging countries for the 1990-2009 period. We show that ignoring domestic abs...

Lessons in Fiscal Consolidation for the Successor States of the Soviet Union*

Lessons in Fiscal Consolidation for the Successor States of the Soviet Union* »

Source: Lessons in Fiscal Consolidation for the Successor States of the Soviet Union

Volume/Issue: 1993/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1993

ISBN: 9781451847444

Keywords: wage, fiscal activities, benefits, quasi-fiscal activities, budget deficit

This paper reviews lessons in fiscal consolidation for the former Soviet Union that emerge from the experience of Central and Eastern European economies in transition. A central lesson is the need to support the ma...

Aspects of Fiscal Performance in Some Transition Economies Under Fund-Supported Programs

Aspects of Fiscal Performance in Some Transition Economies Under Fund-Supported Programs »

Source: Aspects of Fiscal Performance in Some Transition Economies Under Fund-Supported Programs

Volume/Issue: 1997/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Willem Buiter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1997

ISBN: 9781451980073

Keywords: debt, interest, public debt, deficits, fiscal deficits

Key medium– and longer–term fiscal issues faced by transition economies are reviewed, including government solvency and the sustainability of the fiscal–financial–monetary program. The p...

Deep Roots of Fiscal Behavior

Deep Roots of Fiscal Behavior »

Source: Deep Roots of Fiscal Behavior

Volume/Issue: 2014/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik , and Katerina Teksoz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 March 2014

ISBN: 9781475516111

Keywords: fiscal reaction functions, fiscal policy volatility, budget balance, discretionary fiscal policy, fiscal reaction, primary budget balance, General, Deficit,

This paper investigates the determinants of fiscal policy behavior and its time-varying volatility, using panel data for a broad set of advanced and emerging market economies during the period 1990-2012. The empiri...

Fiscal Policy and Financial Markets

Fiscal Policy and Financial Markets »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Financial Markets

Volume/Issue: 2006/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Thomas Stratmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862768

Keywords: spreads, bond, bonds, fiscal adjustment, fiscal adjustments, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Other,

This paper introduces fiscal policy in a model of sovereign risk spreads ("spreads"). Using panel data from emerging market countries, we find that reductions in public expenditure are a more powerful tool for redu...

Fiscal Rules and the Procyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Developing World1

Fiscal Rules and the Procyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Developing World1 »

Source: Fiscal Rules and the Procyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Developing World

Volume/Issue: 2014/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elva Bova , Nathalie Carcenac , and Martine Guerguil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498305525

Keywords: fiscal policty, cyclicality, developing economies, fiscal rule, budget balance, fiscal institutions, Structure and Scope of Government, Deficit, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper documents the spread of fiscal rules in the developing world and investigates the relation between fiscal rules and procyclical fiscal policy. We find that, since the early 2000s, developing countries ou...