Fiscal Policy Response to External Crises the Case of Moldova 1998-2010
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IMF Working Paper No. NO.12/82
External shocks pose major challenges to fiscal policy makers through lower output and large fiscal imbalances. This paper analyzes the case of Moldova, which faced parallel crises a decade apart: the Russian crisis of 1998 and the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. The country went through large fiscal adjustments during these crises and launched important fiscal reforms. The paper reviews the crises and reform experience. In particular, it aims to explain the motivation for reforms, describe reform design and implementation, and provide an understanding of their outcomes. The paper also catalogues the form and size of international assistance for Moldova.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: Structural Fiscal Balance, International Assistance, External Shocks, Fiscal Reforms, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Government Expenditures, Revenue Sources, National Government Expenditures And Related Policies, National Budget, Deficit, And Debt,miscellaneous Issuesworking papers series
Date posted: May 10, 2012
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