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Asia and Pacific Small States Monitor, August 2014

Asia and Pacific Small States Monitor, August 2014 »

Series: Other Periodicals

Author(s): Shari Boyce , Sergei Dodzin , Ezequiel Cabezon , Fazurin Jamaludin , Yiqun Wu , and Rosanne Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498309073.029

ISBN: 9781498309073

Keywords: natural disasters, disasters, monetary policy, fiscal multipliers, government spending

This issue of the Asia & Pacific Small States Monitor focuses on the challenges facing Asia and Pacific small states associated with natural disasters and climate change. Most tourism-oriented economies experienced...

Rebalancing Growth in Asia
			: Economic Dimensions for China

Rebalancing Growth in Asia : Economic Dimensions for China »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9787509540114.071

ISBN: 9787509540114

Keywords: employment, private consumption, corporate governance, share of employment, export growth, mortgage, household income, household consumption, disposable income, investment spending

This is a Chinese translation of "Rebalancing Growth in Asia: Economic Dimensions for China."...

China

China »

Source: China : Does Government Health and Education Spending Boost Consumption?

Volume/Issue: 2010/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Steven Barnett , and Ray Brooks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451962130

Keywords: saving, health spending, government spending, household income, household consumption,

Consumption in China is unusually low and has continued to decline as a share of GDP over the past decade. A key policy question is how to reverse this trend, and rebalance growth away from reliance on exports and...

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...

Spend Now, Pay Later? Tax Smoothing and Fiscal Sustainability in South Asia

Spend Now, Pay Later? Tax Smoothing and Fiscal Sustainability in South Asia »

Source: Spend Now, Pay Later? Tax Smoothing and Fiscal Sustainability in South Asia

Volume/Issue: 1999/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1999

ISBN: 9781451848403

Keywords: Tax smoothing, tax tilting, fiscal sustainability, budget surplus, equation, fiscal deficits, government spending

This paper tests a version of Barro’s tax-smoothing model, which assumes intertemporal optimization by a government seeking to minimize the distortionary costs of taxation, using Pakistan and Sri Lankan data...

Output Volatility and Large Output Drops in Emerging Market and Developing Countries

Output Volatility and Large Output Drops in Emerging Market and Developing Countries »

Source: Output Volatility and Large Output Drops in Emerging Market and Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/114

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451866780

Keywords: Output volatility, output drops, output growth, terms of trade, government spending,

This paper establishes that output volatility and the size of output drops have declined across all countries over the past three decades, but remain considerably higher in developing countries than in industrial c...

Asia-Pacific Small States: Developments and Outlook

Asia-Pacific Small States: Developments and Outlook »

Source: Asia and Pacific Small States Monitor, August 2014

Series: Other Periodicals

Author(s): Shari Boyce , Sergei Dodzin , Ezequiel Cabezon , Fazurin Jamaludin , Yiqun Wu , and Rosanne Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498309073

Keywords: natural disasters, disasters, monetary policy, fiscal multipliers, government spending

Growth Developments Recent economic performance in the APD small states was uneven in the first few months of 2014 (Figure 1). Figure 1...

Local Government Financing Platforms in China: A Fortune or Misfortune?

Local Government Financing Platforms in China: A Fortune or Misfortune? »

Source: Local Government Financing Platforms in China: A Fortune or Misfortune?

Volume/Issue: 2013/243

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yinqiu Lu , and Tao Sun

Publisher: Bank of Communications/New Finance

Publication Date: 16 December 2013

Language: Chinese

ISBN: 9781484335895

Keywords: Governance, China, Government expenditures, Revenues, Bond issues, Banks, local governments, local government borrowing, local government debt, local government revenue

China's rapid credit expansion in 2009-10 brought local government financing platforms (LGFPs) into the spotlight. This paper discusses their function, reasons behind their recent expansion, and risks they are posi...

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...

China
			: Does Government Health and Education Spending Boost Consumption?

China : Does Government Health and Education Spending Boost Consumption? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Steven Barnett , and Ray Brooks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451962130.001

ISBN: 9781451962130

Keywords: saving, health spending, government spending, household income, household consumption,

Consumption in China is unusually low and has continued to decline as a share of GDP over the past decade. A key policy question is how to reverse this trend, and rebalance growth away from reliance on exports and...