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New Zealand: Selected Issues and Statistical Tables

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Source: New Zealand : Selected Issues and Statistical Tables

Volume/Issue: 1998/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 1998

ISBN: 9781451830149

Keywords: social security, welfare system, tax system, direct taxes, unemployment

This Selected Issues paper examines saving trends in New Zealand. The paper highlights that although national saving has risen since the early 1990s, it remains below the levels recorded in the early 1980s, and the...

New Zealand: Selected Issues and Statistical Tables

New Zealand: Selected Issues and Statistical Tables »

Source: New Zealand : Selected Issues and Statistical Tables

Volume/Issue: 1998/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 1998

ISBN: 9781451830149

Keywords: social security, welfare system, tax system, direct taxes, unemployment

This Selected Issues paper examines saving trends in New Zealand. The paper highlights that although national saving has risen since the early 1990s, it remains below the levels recorded in the early 1980s, and the...

New Zealand: Statistical Tables

New Zealand: Statistical Tables »

Source: New Zealand : Selected Issues and Statistical Tables

Volume/Issue: 1998/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 1998

ISBN: 9781451830149

Keywords: social security, welfare system, tax system, direct taxes, unemployment

This Selected Issues paper examines saving trends in New Zealand. The paper highlights that although national saving has risen since the early 1990s, it remains below the levels recorded in the early 1980s, and the...

Composition of Government Expenditure, Human Capital Accumulation, and Welfare

Composition of Government Expenditure, Human Capital Accumulation, and Welfare »

Source: Composition of Government Expenditure, Human Capital Accumulation, and Welfare

Volume/Issue: 2000/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Matovu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451843255

Keywords: government expenditure, welfare, growth, expenditure, expenditures, capital stock, tax financing

This paper uses a dynamic general equilibrium model calibrated to Ugandan data to examine the welfare effects of alternative scenarios of government expenditure and tax financing. Two expenditure types are consider...

Slovakia's 2004 Tax and Welfare Reforms

Slovakia's 2004 Tax and Welfare Reforms »

Source: Slovakia's 2004 Tax and Welfare Reforms

Volume/Issue: 2005/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Moore

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451861525

Keywords: tax reform, Slovakia, tax system, tax rates, taxation, tax burden, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, National Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs,

The paper reviews Slovakia's comprehensive reforms to its taxation and welfare systems in 2004, including the introduction of a flat-rate income tax and single-rate value-added tax (VAT), and linkage of social bene...

The Size Distribution of Firms, Cournot, and Optimal Taxation

The Size Distribution of Firms, Cournot, and Optimal Taxation »

Source: The Size Distribution of Firms, Cournot, and Optimal Taxation

Volume/Issue: 2006/271

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Gersovitz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865318

Keywords: Optimal tax, size distribution, imperfect competition, ad valorem, social welfare, tax receipts, sales tax, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Firm,

Tax laws and administrations often treat different size firms differently. There is, however, little research on the consequences. As modeled here, oligopolists with different efficiencies determine the size distri...

Fiscal Redistribution and Social Welfare

Fiscal Redistribution and Social Welfare »

Source: Fiscal Redistribution and Social Welfare

Volume/Issue: 2019/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , Devin D'Angelo , and Brooks Evans

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484398081

Keywords: Social security, Income distribution, Personal income taxes, Social welfare programs, Fiscal policy, Fiscal redistribution, progressivity, targeting, transfers, taxes

Fiscal policy is a key tool for achieving distributional objectives in advanced economies. This paper embeds the discussion of fiscal redistribution within the standard social welfare framework, which lends itself...

Gender Budgeting in G7 Countries

Gender Budgeting in G7 Countries »

Source: Gender Budgeting in G7 Countries

Volume/Issue: 2017/021

Series: Policy Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2017

ISBN: 9781498346849

Keywords: Financial management information systems, Personal income taxes, National budgets, Fiscal policy, Social welfare programs, gender-related, gender equality, PFM, advanced country, work history

At the request of the Italian Presidency of the G7, the IMF has prepared a paper on gender-budgeting as a contribution to the G7 initiative on equality. The paper provides an overview of gender-responsive budgeting...

The Fiscal and Welfare Impacts of Reforming Fuel Subsidies in India

The Fiscal and Welfare Impacts of Reforming Fuel Subsidies in India »

Source: The Fiscal and Welfare Impacts of Reforming Fuel Subsidies in India

Volume/Issue: 2013/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rahul Anand , David Coady , Adil Mohommad , Vimal Thakoor , and James Walsh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484305164

Keywords: Fuel pricing, subsidy reform, distributional impact, compensating transfers, income groups, cash transfers, input-output, cash transfer, direct impact, Input-Output Models

Rising fuel subsidies have contributed to fiscal pressures in India. A key policy concern regarding subsidy reform is the adverse welfare impact on households, in particular poor households. This paper evaluates th...

A Strategy for IMF Engagement on Social Spending

A Strategy for IMF Engagement on Social Spending »

Source: A Strategy for IMF Engagement on Social Spending

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498318884

Keywords: Equity and social spending, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Social safety nets, Poverty, Age-related spending, Fiscal policy, Social welfare programs, social spend, conditionality, social safety net

Interest in social spending issues has intensified over the last decade. This reflects concerns about rising inequality and the need to support vulnerable groups, especially in the aftermath of the global financial...