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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account »

Volume/Issue: 2010/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200801.001

ISBN: 9781455200801

Keywords: fiscal policy, external imbalances, current account, exchange rate, fiscal balance, government spending, budget balance

This paper examines the relationship between fiscal policy and the current account, drawing on a larger country sample than in previous studies and using panel regressions, vector autoregressions, and an analysis o...

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account
			: Are Microstates Different?

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account : Are Microstates Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yehenew Endegnanew , Therese Turner-Jones , and Charles Amo Yartey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463937126.001

ISBN: 9781463937126

Keywords: Microstates, current account balance, current accounts, current account adjustments, current account deficits, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

This paper examines the empirical link between fiscal policy and the current account focusing on microstates defined as countries with a population of less than 2 million between 1970 and 2009. The paper employs pa...

Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate-Current Account Nexus

Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate-Current Account Nexus »

Volume/Issue: 2007/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jun Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865912.001

ISBN: 9781451865912

Keywords: exchange rate elasticity of trade balance, fiscal policy, consumption smoothing, exchange rate, government spending, real exchange rate

By using a simple intertemporal model of the current account, I show that the exchange rate elasticity of the trade balance would ceteris paribus be smaller for countries with higher government spending ratios (rel...

Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies

Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2009/190

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Yasser Abdih , Amine Mati , and Michael Gapen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873375.001

ISBN: 9781451873375

Keywords: remittance-dependent economies, growth rate, remittance, growth rate of remittances, real gdp, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, National Deficit Surplus,

We investigate the impact of remittances on public debt sustainability and detail how the traditional debt-to-GDP ratio can be modified to create a more accurate representation of debt sustainability for a country...

Mineral Resources and Economic Growth: Foreign direct investment is likely to play a decreasing role in mineral development in LDCs

Mineral Resources and Economic Growth: Foreign direct investment is likely to play a decreasing role in mineral development in LDCs »

Source: Finance & Development, March 1974

Volume/Issue: 11/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1974

ISBN: 9781616353155

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal system, expenditures, fiscal policy, expenditure policy

This paper highlights that the distribution of income and wealth in developing countries has become a matter of great concern to all those interested in development. The paper highlights that in Latin America, the...

Part III: Is Latin America Vulnerable to Rising Capital Flow Volatility?

Part III: Is Latin America Vulnerable to Rising Capital Flow Volatility? »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

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Policy and Current Account Determination Under Floating Exchange Rates

Policy and Current Account Determination Under Floating Exchange Rates »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 36 No. 1

Volume: 36

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1989

ISBN: 9781451956825

Keywords: current account, exchange rate, real exchange, real exchange rate, fiscal policy, IMF Staff Papers,

The determinants of current account imbalances under floating exchange rates are analyzed. The analysis provides a framework within which the sources of. and the remedies for, the current account imbalances between...

2. The Impact of Fiscal Policy on the Balance of Payments: Recent Experience in the United States

2. The Impact of Fiscal Policy on the Balance of Payments: Recent Experience in the United States »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Economic Adjustment, and Financial Markets

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557751188

Keywords: inflation, fiscal policy, monetary policy, monetary base, monetary fund

The connection between fiscal policy and the balance of payments has received much attention in the mid-1980s. The simultaneous appearance of the United States’ “twin deficits”—the...

V Capital Controls in Response to the Asian Crisis

V Capital Controls in Response to the Asian Crisis »

Source: Malaysia : From Crisis to Recovery

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Yougesh Khatri , Il Lee , O. Liu , Kanitta Meesook , and Natalia Tamirisa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060470

Keywords: banking, fiscal policy, bank negara malaysia, capital controls, financial sector

Capital Controls introduced by Malaysia during the Asian crisis have been a subject of much debate. Contrary to the views that the controls would have serious detrimental effects on the economy, only limited...