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Fiscal Policy Management in an Open Capital Regime

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  • Peter S. Heller

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This paper argues that as countries open their capital regimes, the appropriate fiscal stance should become more conservative than when capital is immobile. Further fiscal adjustment may be necessary in the face of large and volatile capital flows. However, the required changes would be smaller. If a fiscal response is unavoidable, some elements of fiscal policy are easier to manipulate and less distortive than others. Determining the actual stance of fiscal policy is more difficult in an open capital regime, underscoring the need for transparency about fiscal rules. A more open capital environment also constrains the sustainable fiscal structure.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 97/20.

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Length: 35
Date of creation: 01 Feb 1997
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:97/20

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  1. Claessens, Stijn & Dooley, Michael P & Warner, Andrew, 1995. "Portfolio Capital Flows: Hot or Cold?," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 9(1), pages 153-74, January.
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  1. Ramkishen S. Rajan, 2007. "Managing new-style currency crises: the swan diagram approach revisited," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 19(5), pages 583-606.
  2. Heinemann, Friedrich, 1998. "EMU and fiscal discipline: the end of the depreciation threat," ZEW Discussion Papers 98-30, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  3. Miron J. Wolnicki, 2000. "Optimal Monetary Strategies for Central and East European EU Candidates," New York Economic Review, New York State Economics Association (NYSEA), vol. 31(1), pages 42-54.
  4. Daria Zakharova, 2008. "One-Size-Fits-One," IMF Working Papers 08/269, International Monetary Fund.

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