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Fiscal Policy Design in Low-Income Countries


  • Christopher S. Adam
  • David L. Bevan


For many low-income countries, there has been an extended period in which fiscal policy was not a choice, or was a choice made by authorities external to the country. For a number of them, this situation is now changing. Their own success in stabilising the economy, coupled with a shift in the stance of the international community (most notably the IMF), has placed fiscal choices back on the domestic agenda. However, the scope for choice maybe heavily circumscribed by the legacy of past fiscal laxity. [Discussion Paper No. 2001/67]

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  • Christopher S. Adam & David L. Bevan, 2010. "Fiscal Policy Design in Low-Income Countries," Working Papers id:3162, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:3162 Note: Institutional Papers

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    1. Goran Hyden, 2005. "Working Paper 80 - Making Public Sector Management Work for Africa: Back to the Drawing - Board," Working Paper Series 215, African Development Bank.
    2. Buffie, Edward & Adam, Christopher & O'Connell, Stephen & Pattillo, Catherine, 2008. "Riding the wave: Monetary responses to aid surges in low-income countries," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 52(8), pages 1378-1395, November.
    3. Xavier Debrun & Peter S. Heller & Theo Thomas & Menachem Katz & Isabell Adenauer & Taline Koranchelian, 2006. "Making Fiscal Space Happen; Managing Fiscal Policy in a World of Scaled-Up Aid," IMF Working Papers 06/270, International Monetary Fund.
    4. AfDB AfDB, 2005. "Working Paper 80 - Making Public Sector Management Work for Africa: Back to the Drawing - Board," Working Paper Series 2214, African Development Bank.
    5. Benedict J. Clements & Sanjeev Gupta & Emanuele Baldacci & Carlos Mulas-Granados, 2002. "Expenditure Composition, Fiscal Adjustment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries," IMF Working Papers 02/77, International Monetary Fund.
    6. Annalisa Fedelino & Alina Kudina, 2003. "Fiscal Sustainability in African HIPC Countries; A Policy Dilemma?," IMF Working Papers 03/187, International Monetary Fund.

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    fiscal policy; macro-economic stabilization; sub-Saharan Africa;

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