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General Discussion »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Trade Reform and Africa’s Image Tomáz Salomão of Mozambique set the tone by asking what Africa needed to do to change its image so that it could tap into the huge poo...

General Discussion

General Discussion »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Capacity Building and Good Governance Godfrey Simasiku of Zambia opened the brief discussion by seconding Reinold van Til’s comment that some functions of government...

General Discussion

General Discussion »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Quality and Composition of Government Spending Moses Asaga began the discussion by detailing Ghana’s efforts to reform the budgetary system. The budget process is no...

General Discussion

General Discussion »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Priorities for Reform Edith Gasana of Rwanda opened the discussion by putting forward the case of countries recovering from disasters or other special difficulties; c...

10 Government Spending, the Real Interest Rate, and Liquidity-Constrained Consumers’ Behavior in Developing Countries

10 Government Spending, the Real Interest Rate, and Liquidity-Constrained Consumers’ Behavior in Developing Countries »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750341

Keywords: inflation, trade taxes, fiscal policy, fiscal deficit, tax revenue

Nicola Rossi* I. Introduction The importance of the mobilization of domestic savings in developing countries can hardly be...

4 High Inflation, “Heterodox” Stabilization, and Fiscal Policy

4 High Inflation, “Heterodox” Stabilization, and Fiscal Policy »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750341

Keywords: inflation, trade taxes, fiscal policy, fiscal deficit, tax revenue

Mario I. Blejer and Adrienne Cheasty* I. Introduction The role of fiscal policy differs, depending on the economic circums...

Introduction

Introduction »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750341

Keywords: inflation, trade taxes, fiscal policy, fiscal deficit, tax revenue

Mario I. Blejer and Ke-young Chu I. Overview The implications of fiscal policy in developing countries have long been a focus of intere...

9 Lags in Tax Collection and the Case for Inflationary Finance: Theory with Simulations

9 Lags in Tax Collection and the Case for Inflationary Finance: Theory with Simulations »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750341

Keywords: inflation, trade taxes, fiscal policy, fiscal deficit, tax revenue

Vito Tanzi* I. Introduction It has often been argued that many developing countries, in their pursuit of growth through ca...

3 Lessons on Regulatory Reform: Kenya’s Experience

3 Lessons on Regulatory Reform: Kenya’s Experience »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

A properly functioning economy requires a set of laws and regulations to govern rights and obligations among the economic agents. The laws cover, among other things, property rights and commercial transactio...

2 Lessons on Regulatory Reform: The Philippines’ Experience

2 Lessons on Regulatory Reform: The Philippines’ Experience »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

What I would like to do today is discuss what I consider to be the preconditions for successful regulatory reform, review some illustrative cases, and touch on some of the potential directions that would imp...