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Tax Smoothing in a Financially Repressed Economy

Tax Smoothing in a Financially Repressed Economy »

Source: Tax Smoothing in a Financially Repressed Economy : Evidence from India

Volume/Issue: 1998/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , Nilss Olekalns , and Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1998

ISBN: 9781451854466

Keywords: Fiscal policy, India, Tax smoothing, financial repression, budget surplus, government expenditure, fiscal deficits, budget constraint

India has a long history of running fiscal deficits. Two broad considerations motivate a government to run a deficit: tax smoothing and tax tilting. This paper tests a version of Barro's tax-smoothing model, using...

The Persistence of Corruption and Slow Economic Growth

The Persistence of Corruption and Slow Economic Growth »

Source: The Persistence of Corruption and Slow Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2002/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451874952

Keywords: Corruption, multiple equilibria, strategic complementarities, persistence, bribe, expenditure, government expenditure, bribes, grand corruption, Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

There is increasing recognition that corruption has substantial, adverse effects on economic growth. But if the costs of corruption are so high, why don't countries strive to improve their institutions and root out...

The Decentralization Dilemma in India

The Decentralization Dilemma in India »

Source: The Decentralization Dilemma in India

Volume/Issue: 2004/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catriona Purfield

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2004

ISBN: 9781451845143

Keywords: Debt, Fiscal policy, India, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, panel econometrics, decentralization, fiscal performance, government expenditure, government deficit, fiscal discipline

Already in precarious shape, the financial health of India's states took a turn for the worse in the late 1990s when state deficits and debt rose sharply. While India is among the world's most decentralized economi...

On National or Supranational Objectives

On National or Supranational Objectives »

Source: On National or Supranational Objectives : Improving the Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

Volume/Issue: 2002/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ping Zhang , Eivind Tandberg , and Ehtisham Ahmad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451874761

Keywords: incentive schemes, intergovernmental finance, provincial government, local governments, local government, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, National Government Expenditures And Related Policies,

Central governments or the international community at large are concerned about subnational service delivery. The design of targeted expenditure programs features frequently in central efforts to redistribute infra...

Fiscal Policy and the Real Exchange Rate

Fiscal Policy and the Real Exchange Rate »

Source: Fiscal Policy and the Real Exchange Rate

Volume/Issue: 2012/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Santanu Chatterjee , and Azer Mursagulov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463937133

Keywords: real exchange rate, intersectoral adjustment costs, exchange rate, government spending, government spending shocks, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, National Government Expenditures And Related Policies,

Government spending on infrastructure has recently increased sharply in many emerging-market economies. This paper examines the mechanism through which public infrastructure spending affects the dynamics of the rea...

Tax Smoothing in a Financially Repressed Economy
			: Evidence from India

Tax Smoothing in a Financially Repressed Economy : Evidence from India »

Volume/Issue: 1998/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , Nilss Olekalns , and Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854466.001

ISBN: 9781451854466

Keywords: Fiscal policy, India, Tax smoothing, financial repression, budget surplus, government expenditure, fiscal deficits, budget constraint

India has a long history of running fiscal deficits. Two broad considerations motivate a government to run a deficit: tax smoothing and tax tilting. This paper tests a version of Barro's tax-smoothing model, using...

The Persistence of Corruption and Slow Economic Growth

The Persistence of Corruption and Slow Economic Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2002/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874952.001

ISBN: 9781451874952

Keywords: Corruption, multiple equilibria, strategic complementarities, persistence, bribe, expenditure, government expenditure, bribes, grand corruption, Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

There is increasing recognition that corruption has substantial, adverse effects on economic growth. But if the costs of corruption are so high, why don't countries strive to improve their institutions and root out...

The Decentralization Dilemma in India

The Decentralization Dilemma in India »

Volume/Issue: 2004/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catriona Purfield

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451845143.001

ISBN: 9781451845143

Keywords: Debt, Fiscal policy, India, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, panel econometrics, decentralization, fiscal performance, government expenditure, government deficit, fiscal discipline

Already in precarious shape, the financial health of India's states took a turn for the worse in the late 1990s when state deficits and debt rose sharply. While India is among the world's most decentralized economi...

On National or Supranational Objectives
			: Improving the Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

On National or Supranational Objectives : Improving the Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs »

Volume/Issue: 2002/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ping Zhang , Eivind Tandberg , and Ehtisham Ahmad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874761.001

ISBN: 9781451874761

Keywords: incentive schemes, intergovernmental finance, provincial government, local governments, local government, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, National Government Expenditures And Related Policies,

Central governments or the international community at large are concerned about subnational service delivery. The design of targeted expenditure programs features frequently in central efforts to redistribute infra...

Fiscal Policy and the Real Exchange Rate

Fiscal Policy and the Real Exchange Rate »

Volume/Issue: 2012/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Santanu Chatterjee , and Azer Mursagulov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463937133.001

ISBN: 9781463937133

Keywords: real exchange rate, intersectoral adjustment costs, exchange rate, government spending, government spending shocks, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, National Government Expenditures And Related Policies,

Government spending on infrastructure has recently increased sharply in many emerging-market economies. This paper examines the mechanism through which public infrastructure spending affects the dynamics of the rea...