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Title Expenditure composition, fiscal adjustment, and growth in low-income countries / Sanjeev Gupta [and others]

Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (39 pages) : illustrations
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Series IMF working paper ; WP/02/77
IMF working paper ; WP/02/77
Summary This paper assesses the effects of expenditure composition as well as fiscal adjustment on economic growth in a sample of 39 low-income countries during the 1990s. The paper finds that strong budgetary positions and fiscal consolidation are generally associated with higher economic growth in both the short and long terms. The composition of public outlays also matters: Countries where spending is concentrated on wages tend to have lower growth, while those that allocate higher shares to capital and nonwage goods and services enjoy faster output expansion. Expenditure composition, along with the size of the fiscal consolidation and initial fiscal conditions, affects the sustainability of adjustment. Initial fiscal conditions also have a bearing on the nexus between fiscal deficits and growth
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-39)
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Subject Economic development -- Effect of fiscal policy on -- Econometric models
Expenditures, Public -- Economic aspects -- Econometric models.
Finance, Public -- Economic aspects -- Econometric models.
Fiscal policy -- Economic aspects -- Econometric models.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1451896247