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Automatic Stabilizers and the Size of Government

Automatic Stabilizers and the Size of Government »

Source: Automatic Stabilizers and the Size of Government : Correcting a Common Misunderstanding

Volume/Issue: 2010/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Annalisa Fedelino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201389

Keywords: cyclical adjustment, expenditure, fiscal balances, budget balance, public spending, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, National Deficit Surplus, National Budget

The size of government is a commonly used variable in many analytical studies on the effects of fiscal policy. An accepted practice is to measure it as the ratio of government spending to GDP. However, this is not...

Budget Support Versus Project Aid

Budget Support Versus Project Aid »

Source: Budget Support Versus Project Aid

Volume/Issue: 2003/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tito Cordella , and Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451851182

Keywords: aid policy, asymmetric information, empirical growth models, budget support, budget surplus, capital expenditures, budget constraint, capital expenditure, Asymmetric and Private Information, Welfare and Poverty: General

Should donors who are interested in the effectiveness of developmental programs rely on conditional budget support or on project aid? To answer this question, we present a model in which only a subset of the develo...

The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Middle East and Central Asia

The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Middle East and Central Asia : Is the Current Crisis Different?

Volume/Issue: 2010/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982121

Keywords: government spending, public debt, fiscal policy response, General Outlook and Conditions, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

The countries of the Middle East and North Africa, and the Caucasus and Central Asia have the highest output volatility in the world. Fiscal policy is a powerful tool that can help dampen the business cycles. This...

Automatic Stabilizers and the Size of Government
			: Correcting a Common Misunderstanding

Automatic Stabilizers and the Size of Government : Correcting a Common Misunderstanding »

Volume/Issue: 2010/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Annalisa Fedelino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455201389.001

ISBN: 9781455201389

Keywords: cyclical adjustment, expenditure, fiscal balances, budget balance, public spending, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, National Deficit Surplus, National Budget

The size of government is a commonly used variable in many analytical studies on the effects of fiscal policy. An accepted practice is to measure it as the ratio of government spending to GDP. However, this is not...

Budget Support Versus Project Aid

Budget Support Versus Project Aid »

Volume/Issue: 2003/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tito Cordella , and Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851182.001

ISBN: 9781451851182

Keywords: aid policy, asymmetric information, empirical growth models, budget support, budget surplus, capital expenditures, budget constraint, capital expenditure, Asymmetric and Private Information, Welfare and Poverty: General

Should donors who are interested in the effectiveness of developmental programs rely on conditional budget support or on project aid? To answer this question, we present a model in which only a subset of the develo...

Resource Windfalls, Optimal Public Investment and Redistribution
			: The Role of Total Factor Productivity and Administrative Capacity

Resource Windfalls, Optimal Public Investment and Redistribution : The Role of Total Factor Productivity and Administrative Capacity »

Volume/Issue: 2012/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alan Gelb , Arnaud Dupuy , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505504.001

ISBN: 9781475505504

Keywords: Resource Windfall, Administrative Capacity, capital investment, investment management, investor protection, public investment programs, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper studies the optimal public investment decisions in countries experiencing a resource windfall. To do so, we use an augmented version of the Permanent Income framework with public investment faced with ad...

The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Middle East and Central Asia
			: Is the Current Crisis Different?

The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Middle East and Central Asia : Is the Current Crisis Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451982121.001

ISBN: 9781451982121

Keywords: government spending, public debt, fiscal policy response, General Outlook and Conditions, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

The countries of the Middle East and North Africa, and the Caucasus and Central Asia have the highest output volatility in the world. Fiscal policy is a powerful tool that can help dampen the business cycles. This...

The Relationship Between Macroeconomic Statistics Guidelines and Accounting Standards

The Relationship Between Macroeconomic Statistics Guidelines and Accounting Standards »

Volume/Issue: 2004/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lucie Laliberté

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875621.001

ISBN: 9781451875621

Keywords: Macroeconomics, accounting, relation of economics to other disciplines, statistics, accounting standards, equation, national accounting, Economic Methodology: General, Econometric and Statistical Methods: General, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General,

This paper aims to promote harmonization between macroeconomic statistics guidelines and accounting standards. It first highlights recent development that act as drivers to the harmonization of the two systems. It...

The Relationship Between Macroeconomic Statistics Guidelines and Accounting Standards

The Relationship Between Macroeconomic Statistics Guidelines and Accounting Standards »

Source: The Relationship Between Macroeconomic Statistics Guidelines and Accounting Standards

Volume/Issue: 2004/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lucie Laliberté

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451875621

Keywords: Macroeconomics, accounting, relation of economics to other disciplines, statistics, accounting standards, equation, national accounting, Economic Methodology: General, Econometric and Statistical Methods: General, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General,

This paper aims to promote harmonization between macroeconomic statistics guidelines and accounting standards. It first highlights recent development that act as drivers to the harmonization of the two systems. It...

Resource Windfalls, Optimal Public Investment and Redistribution

Resource Windfalls, Optimal Public Investment and Redistribution »

Source: Resource Windfalls, Optimal Public Investment and Redistribution : The Role of Total Factor Productivity and Administrative Capacity

Volume/Issue: 2012/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alan Gelb , Arnaud Dupuy , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505504

Keywords: Resource Windfall, Administrative Capacity, capital investment, investment management, investor protection, public investment programs, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper studies the optimal public investment decisions in countries experiencing a resource windfall. To do so, we use an augmented version of the Permanent Income framework with public investment faced with ad...