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Quasi-Fiscal Deficits and Energy Conditionality in Selected CIS Countries

Quasi-Fiscal Deficits and Energy Conditionality in Selected CIS Countries »

Source: Quasi-Fiscal Deficits and Energy Conditionality in Selected CIS Countries

Volume/Issue: 2006/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tapio Saavalainen , and Joy Mylène Berge

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863031

Keywords: quasi-fiscal deficit, transition, conditionality, electricity, fiscal deficit, fiscal deficits, quasi-fiscal deficits

Quasi-fiscal deficits of public utility companies are common in all member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). They constitute a significant impediment to efficient resource allocation and en...

Government Finance Statistics in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Government Finance Statistics in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union »

Source: Government Finance Statistics in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union : Compilation and Methodological Issues

Volume/Issue: 1995/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marie Montanjees

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

ISBN: 9781451841701

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal reports, fiscal data, total expenditure, state budget

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

Local Governments’ Fiscal Balance, Privatization, and Banking Sector Reform in Transition Countries

Local Governments’ Fiscal Balance, Privatization, and Banking Sector Reform in Transition Countries »

Source: Local Governments' Fiscal Balance, Privatization, and Banking Sector Reform in Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 2012/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ernesto Crivelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504118

Keywords: Soft budget constraints, Transition, fiscal autonomy, budget constraints, fiscal discipline, State and Local Borrowing,

Several transition economies have undertaken fiscal decentralization reforms over the past two decades along with liberalization, privatization, and stabilization reforms. Theory predicts that decentralization may...

One-Size-Fits-One

One-Size-Fits-One »

Source: One-Size-Fits-One : Tailor-Made Fiscal Responses to Capital Flows

Volume/Issue: 2008/269

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daria Zakharova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871272

Keywords: Micro-Fiscal Measures., excessive capital inflows, account deficits, micro-fiscal measures,

This paper surveys policy responses in recent years to capital inflows in a diverse group of countries that are represented by the Netherlands at the IMF Executive Board. Based on the findings from cross-country em...

Fiscal Adjustment in Transition Countries

Fiscal Adjustment in Transition Countries »

Source: Fiscal Adjustment in Transition Countries : Evidence From the 1990's

Volume/Issue: 2003/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catriona Purfield

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451845471

Keywords: logit regression, expenditure, fiscal imbalances, fiscal adjustments, fiscal adjustment in transition, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes, National Deficit Surplus,

In the 1990s, transition countries underwent large adjustments to address fiscal imbalances. This paper examines whether the factors identified in the literature on advanced economies, the size and composition of a...

The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries

The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries »

Source: The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , and Paul Wade

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

ISBN: 9781451852707

Keywords: fiscal reform, transition, decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, intergovernmental fiscal relations, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General

This paper examines key aspects of the ongoing decentralization process in transition economies and identifies areas where the present systems can have potentially adverse impacts on both service delivery and macro...

Assessing Fiscal Stress

Assessing Fiscal Stress »

Source: Assessing Fiscal Stress

Volume/Issue: 2011/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabriela Dobrescu , Iva Petrova , Nazim Belhocine , and Emanuele Baldacci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455254316

Keywords: fiscal stress, fiscal vulnerability, public debt crises, sovereign default, public debt, fiscal indicators, fiscal crisis, fiscal variables, National Deficit Surplus, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes

This paper develops a new index which provides early warning signals of fiscal sustainability problems for advanced and emerging economies. Unlike previous studies, the index assesses the determinants of fiscal str...

Measuring Fiscal Decentralization

Measuring Fiscal Decentralization »

Source: Measuring Fiscal Decentralization : Exploring the IMF's Databases

Volume/Issue: 2011/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455263431

Keywords: Fiscal federalism, fiscal centralization, government finance, compensation of employees, fiscal decentralization, local governments, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data, Structure

Conventional wisdom postulates that there are benefits from decentralizing government finances but there is little empirical evidence about actual country practices. This paper presents data on fiscal decentralizat...

The Russian Flat Tax Reform

The Russian Flat Tax Reform »

Source: The Russian Flat Tax Reform

Volume/Issue: 2005/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Keen , Alexander Klemm , and Anna Ivanova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860351

Keywords: Tax reform, flat tax, tax payments, tax rates, social taxes, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Household,

Russia dramatically reduced its higher rates of personal income tax (PIT) in 2001 establishing a single marginal rate at the low level of 13 percent. In the following year, real revenue from the PIT actually increa...

Commitment Controls

Commitment Controls »

Source: Commitment Controls

Volume: 2009

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Pokar Khemani , and Dimitar Radev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2009

ISBN: 9781462392919

Keywords: public financial management, expenditure control, commitment control, fiscal discipline, payment arrears, cash planning and management, budget, budget execution, cash planning, appropriations

This technical note elaborates the objectives of commitment controls. The focus on commitment controls is justified on the grounds of their important role in developing an overall expenditure control framework, as...