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This report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) gathers essays on connections between fiscal policy and political institutions. An intro chapter overviews theory and practice of fiscal politics and reflects on what can be done about the influence of politics on fiscal policy. Essays in Part 1 examine how domestic political factors affect fiscal policy, addressing elections, ideology, and political fragmentation. Some topics include fiscal policy over the election cycle in low-income countries, energy subsidies and public social spending, and the impact of political constraints on government reactions to the Great Recession. Parts 2 and 3 offer a manual on how to design national and supranational institutions to control debt; cases from Europe are presented. Color charts, maps, diagrams, and graphs are included. The book is for policymakers and can also be used in a course on macroeconomics. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 530
Genre: Business + Money Management
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Street Date: July 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-1265
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