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Fiscal Rules in a Volatile World

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  • Jorge Restrepo
  • Carlos Garcia
  • Evan Tanner

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It is widely agreed that a fiscal rule should boost discipline and credibility, reduce macroeconomic volatility, and be easily understood. To support such goals, a government may run structural surpluses and accumulate a precautionary cushion of assets on behalf of agents who do not enjoy access to capital markets. As an additional criterion, that level of assets should be bounded. We provide an example of a structural surplus rule that satisfies all such criteria. In our general equilibrium simulations, we show that such a rule benefits credit-constrained consumers but may hurt others.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 11/56.

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Length: 42
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2011
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:11/56

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Keywords: Budgets; Commodity prices; Economic models; Government expenditures; Revenues; fiscal rule; elasticity of substitution; fiscal rules; fiscal policy; government spending; public debt; budget constraint; domestic goods; open economy; imported goods; intermediate goods; foreign debt; fiscal discipline; government revenue; equilibrium model; tax revenues; political economy; import sector; commodity exporters; public finance; fiscal adjustment; fiscal authority; import price; government expenditure; transmission of shocks; open economies; fiscal regimes; public spending; nominal interest rate; aggregate demand; fiscal indiscipline; fiscal expansion; fiscal deficits; tax base; domestic price; excessive deficits; domestic price index; fiscal solvency; fiscal responsibility; world price; fiscal reform; fiscal policies; disruptive fiscal adjustments; budget deficit; export price; fiscal reforms; relative price of goods; government budgets; fiscal ? ills; fiscal adjustments; sustainable fiscal policy; domestic producers; government budget; political costs; government budget constraint; public expenditures; fiscal responsibility laws; international trade; fiscal performance; trade flows; fiscal retrenchment; taxation; output volatility; tax rates; investment goods; fiscal crisis; price stability; exchange rate policy; exporting countries; distortionary taxes; output growth;

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Cited by:
  1. Juan Carlos Hatchondo & Leonardo Martinez & Francisco Roch, 2012. "Fiscal rules and the sovereign default premium," Working Paper 12-01, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
  2. Carlos Garcia, 2012. "Why Does Monetary Policy Respond to the Real Exchange Rate in Small Open Economies? A Bayesian Perspective," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers inv287, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.
  3. Carlos J. García & Pablo González M. & Antonio Moncado S., 2013. "Macroeconomic Forecasting in Chile: a Structural Bayesian Approach," Journal Economía Chilena (The Chilean Economy), Central Bank of Chile, vol. 16(1), pages 24-63, April.
  4. Evan Tanner, 2013. "Fiscal Sustainability," IMF Working Papers 13/89, International Monetary Fund.
  5. Maravalle, Alessandro & Claeys, Peter, 2012. "Boom–bust cycles and procyclical fiscal policy in a small open economy," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 34(5), pages 735-754.
  6. Jair N. Ojeda & Julián A. Parra-Polanía & Carmiña O. Vargas, 2014. "Natural-Resource Booms, Fiscal Rules and Welfare in a Small Open Economy," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 011132, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.

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