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Chapter 7. Energy Subsidies and Public Social Spending: Theory and Evidence

Chapter 7. Energy Subsidies and Public Social Spending: Theory and Evidence »

Source: Fiscal Politics

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

Introduction Many studies have stressed the fiscal cost and environmental impact of energy subsidies (see, for example, IEA 2011; IMF 2013a; Parry and others 2014; and World Bank 201...

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs?

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs? »

Source: What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs?

Volume/Issue: 2003/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , Anna Ivanova , George Anayotos , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842531

Keywords: IMF-supported programs, ownership, political economy, probability, political institutions, interest groups, statistics, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper assesses the implementation of IMF-supported programs using measures of program interruptions, compliance with conditionality, and the share of committed funds disbursed. The econometric model allows an...

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality »

Source: Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality

Volume/Issue: 2002/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849479

Keywords: ownership, common agency, political economy, interest group, economic assistance, economic policies, interest groups, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Political Economy Of International Financial Institutions,

Understanding of the domestic political environment is key to building broad country ownership and the successful implementation of reform programs supported by international financial institutions (IFIs). But reci...

The Effectiveness of Macroeconomic Commitment in Weak(er) Institutional Environments

The Effectiveness of Macroeconomic Commitment in Weak(er) Institutional Environments »

Source: The Effectiveness of Macroeconomic Commitment in Weak(er) Institutional Environments

Volume/Issue: 2010/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Quintyn , and Sophia Gollwitzer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2010

ISBN: 9781455205233

Keywords: Macroeconomic Commitment Institutions, Political-Economic Institutions, inflation, central bank, monetary fund, monetary union, The Effectiveness of Macroeconomic Commitment, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Capitalist Systems: Political Economy, Other Economic Systems: Other

This paper analyzes the institutional conditions affecting the establishment and effectiveness of independent central banks and of budgetary institutions. It draws on the recent theory developed by North, Wallis an...

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance »

Source: The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance : Grants vs. Loan Rollovers

Volume/Issue: 2004/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wolfgang Mayer , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451845723

Keywords: common agency models, grants vs. loans, interest group, economic policies, interest groups, political influence, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Improving the effectiveness of financial assistance programs is a priority of international financial institutions (IFIs). This paper examines the effectiveness of alternative assistance instruments in a dynamic po...

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs?

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs? »

Volume/Issue: 2003/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , Anna Ivanova , George Anayotos , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842531.001

ISBN: 9781451842531

Keywords: IMF-supported programs, ownership, political economy, probability, political institutions, interest groups, statistics, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper assesses the implementation of IMF-supported programs using measures of program interruptions, compliance with conditionality, and the share of committed funds disbursed. The econometric model allows an...

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality »

Volume/Issue: 2002/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849479.001

ISBN: 9781451849479

Keywords: ownership, common agency, political economy, interest group, economic assistance, economic policies, interest groups, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Political Economy Of International Financial Institutions,

Understanding of the domestic political environment is key to building broad country ownership and the successful implementation of reform programs supported by international financial institutions (IFIs). But reci...

The Effectiveness of Macroeconomic Commitment in Weak(er) Institutional Environments

The Effectiveness of Macroeconomic Commitment in Weak(er) Institutional Environments »

Volume/Issue: 2010/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Quintyn , and Sophia Gollwitzer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455205233.001

ISBN: 9781455205233

Keywords: Macroeconomic Commitment Institutions, Political-Economic Institutions, inflation, central bank, monetary fund, monetary union, The Effectiveness of Macroeconomic Commitment, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Capitalist Systems: Political Economy, Other Economic Systems: Other

This paper analyzes the institutional conditions affecting the establishment and effectiveness of independent central banks and of budgetary institutions. It draws on the recent theory developed by North, Wallis an...

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance
			: Grants vs. Loan Rollovers

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance : Grants vs. Loan Rollovers »

Volume/Issue: 2004/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wolfgang Mayer , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451845723.001

ISBN: 9781451845723

Keywords: common agency models, grants vs. loans, interest group, economic policies, interest groups, political influence, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Improving the effectiveness of financial assistance programs is a priority of international financial institutions (IFIs). This paper examines the effectiveness of alternative assistance instruments in a dynamic po...