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Advancing the Frontiers of Monetary Policy

Advancing the Frontiers of Monetary Policy »

Series: Books

Author(s): Tobias Adrian , Douglas Laxton , and Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484325940.071

ISBN: 9781484325940

Keywords: Inflation Targeting, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, Central Bank Communications, Financial Stability, Forward Guidance, Optimal Control

Inflation-forecast targeting is state of the art for monetary policy. This book explores first principles, including managing short-term policy trade-offs. The book also...

Finance & Development, June 2002

Finance & Development, June 2002 »

Volume/Issue: 39/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451952896.022

ISBN: 9781451952896

Keywords: poverty reduction, fiscal profligacy, fiscal policy, spending cuts

This paper highlights that despite unprecedented gains in living standards in some countries over the past few decades, poverty continues as a harsh reality in too much of the developing world. The causes lie in pa...

Finance & Development, March 1982

Finance & Development, March 1982 »

Volume/Issue: 19/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1982

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353483.022

ISBN: 9781616353483

Keywords: bank loans, government expenditures, structural adjustment, bank management

This paper highlights that important changes have been made in the World Bank's management systems since Mr. A. W. Clausen became President in July 1981. The changes reflect Mr. Clausen's belief that there needs to...

Finance & Development, March 1974

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353155.022

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...

Finance & Development, September 1998

Finance & Development, September 1998 »

Volume/Issue: 35/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451952278.022

ISBN: 9781451952278

Keywords: income distribution, unskilled workers, fiscal affairs department, taxation, public expenditures

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly...

Tax Administration and the Small Taxpayer

Tax Administration and the Small Taxpayer »

Volume/Issue: 2004/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Parthasarathi Shome

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974577.003

ISBN: 9781451974577

Keywords: Services sector, Tax policy, Tax administration, small taxpayers, large taxpayer units, tax administration and the small taxpayer, taxpayers, income tax, single tax, tax system,

Small taxpayers should pay their appropriate revenue share while their compliance costs should be reduced. This assumes importance as restructuring in emerging markets has meant rapid growth in services through sel...

IMF Research Bulletin, June 2006

IMF Research Bulletin, June 2006 »

Volume/Issue: 7/2

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 June 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451959611.026

ISBN: 9781451959611

Keywords: public investment, fiscal adjustment, international monetary fund, public sector, Infrastructure (economics). Finance,

Research summaries on (1) public investment, and (2) bank transaction taxes; announcement of forthcoming (November 2006) Jacques Polak Seventh Annual Research Conference; country study on Italy; listing of contents...

India
			: Selected Issues

India : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 1998/112

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451818536.002

ISBN: 9781451818536

Keywords: tax revenue, tax system, tax reforms, tax elasticity, taxation

This Selected Issues paper on India reviews the revenue impact of tax reforms implemented by the central government since 1991. The paper highlights that since 1991, tax reforms have been an integral part of econom...

Mauritius
			: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Mauritius : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2014/107

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484367582.002

ISBN: 9781484367582

Keywords: external debt, current account, public debt, current account deficit, debt sustainability

This 2014 Article IV Consultation highlights that with subdued international prices, inflationary pressures in Mauritius declined in 2013, despite the public sector wage increases. The unemployment rate was unchang...

Universal Basic Income in Developing Countries: Issues, Options, and Illustration for India

Universal Basic Income in Developing Countries: Issues, Options, and Illustration for India »

Volume/Issue: 2018/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Delphine Prady

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484370049.001

ISBN: 9781484370049

Keywords: Government expenditures and welfare programs, Asia and Pacific, India, Universal basic income, safety net reform, efficient energy pricing, distributional gains

This paper discusses two common arguments for the adoption of a UBI; that it can be a more effective way of supporting low-income households when existing safety net programs are inefficient, and that it can genera...