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Fiscal Policy for the Crisis

Fiscal Policy for the Crisis »

Source: Fiscal Policy for the Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2008/01

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , Steven Symansky , Carlo Cottarelli , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2009

ISBN: 9781589067981

Keywords: Fiscal policy, fiscal stimulus, aggregate demand, interest rates, fiscal multipliers

The current crisis calls for two main sets of policy measures. First, measures to repair the financial system. Second, measures to increase demand and restore confidence. While some of these measures overlap, the f...

Foreclosure Mitigation Efforts in the United States

Foreclosure Mitigation Efforts in the United States »

Source: Foreclosure Mitigation Efforts in the United States : Approaches and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2009/02

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Vladimir Klyuev , and John Kiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2009

ISBN: 9781589068247

Keywords: Fiscal policy, foreclosure, foreclosures, equity, liens, securitization

Home foreclosure rates have risen in the United States to the highest levels since the Great Depression. With house prices falling, lending standards tightening, unemployment rising, and interest rate resets in the...

Note D’orientation des Service du FMI

Note D’orientation des Service du FMI »

Source: Note D'orientation des Service du FMI : La crise financière internationale et la récession mondiale: impact sur la région de la CEMAC et considérations stratégiques

Volume/Issue: 2009/20

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): John Wakeman-Linn , Dimitre Milkov , Plamen Iossifov , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2009

Language: French

ISBN: 9781616352363

Keywords: Bank supervision, Budget deficits, Central Africa, Commodity price fluctuations, Economic recession, prices, fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, credit, fiscal stimulus

The financial sector of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) has been seriously affected by the global financial crisis and resulting global recession. This note assesses the response of CEMA...

Automatic Fiscal Stabilizers

Automatic Fiscal Stabilizers »

Source: Automatic Fiscal Stabilizers

Volume/Issue: 2009/23

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Steven Symansky , and Thomas Baunsgaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2009

ISBN: 9781455290567

Keywords: Fiscal stability, macroeconomic stabilization, personal income tax, income tax, taxes, fiscal policy, tax rates

This paper discusses how to enhance automatic stabilizers without increasing the size of government. We distinguish between permanent changes in the parameters of the tax and expenditure system (e.g., changes in ta...

Fiscal Multipliers

Fiscal Multipliers »

Source: Fiscal Multipliers

Volume/Issue: 2009/11

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , Martin Schindler , and Steven Symansky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 May 2009

ISBN: 9781462372737

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Capital markets, Consumption, Budget deficits, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures, Interest rates, Private savings, Taxes

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Climate Policy and the Recovery

Climate Policy and the Recovery »

Source: Climate Policy and the Recovery

Volume/Issue: 2009/28

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Michael Keen , and Benjamin Jones

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 2009

ISBN: 9781455220946

Keywords: Climatic changes, Climate change, fiscal policy, carbon taxation, emissions trading, fiscal stimulus, emissions, carbon pricing, greenhouse gas, greenhouse gases

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The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession

The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession »

Source: The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession : Impact on the CEMAC Region and Policy Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2009/20

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Dimitre Milkov , Rafael Portillo , Plamen Iossifov , and John Wakeman-Linn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2009

ISBN: 9781455255252

Keywords: Emerging markets, Global financial crisis, policy response, cost containment, CEMAC, fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, monetary policy, foreign exchange, exchange rate

The financial sector of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) has been seriously affected by the global financial crisis and resulting global recession. This note assesses the response of CEMA...

A Strategy for Renormalizing Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Advanced Economies

A Strategy for Renormalizing Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Advanced Economies »

Source: A Strategy for Renormalizing Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Advanced Economies

Volume/Issue: 2009/22

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and José Vinãls

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2009

ISBN: 9781455278459

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Global financial crisis, policy response, fiscal stimulus, fiscal sustainability, debt sustainability, exit strategies, monetary policy, central bank balance sheet, financial sector support

In response to the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, government budgets and central banks have provided substantial support for aggregate demand and for the financial sector. In the process, fiscal balances ha...

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World »

Source: Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

Volume/Issue: 2009/18

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2009

ISBN: 9781455241125

Keywords: External shocks, Financial risk, Financial sector, Financial systems, Contingent liabilities, Fiscal sector, Fiscal policy, Public debt, Transparency, disclosure of information

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Fiscal Space1

Fiscal Space1 »

Source: Fiscal Space

Volume/Issue: 2010/11

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , Jun Kim , and Mahvash Qureshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455228010

Keywords: Developed countries, Debt management, Public debt, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, debt dynamics, debt, interest, primary balance

In this note, the authors reexamine the issue of debt sustainability in a large group of advanced economies. Their hypothesis is that, when debt is in a moderate range, its dynamics are sustainable in the sense tha...