Assessing Fiscal Risks in Bangladesh

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Leandro Medina

George Washington University - Department of Economics; International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Western Hemisphere Department

Date Written: May 2015

Abstract

This paper identifies, quantifies, and assesses fiscal risks in Bangladesh. By performing sensitivity analysis and using stochastic simulations, it measures risks arising from shocks to GDP growth, the exchange rate, commodity prices, and interest rates. It also analyzes specific fiscal and institutional risks, such as those related to the pension system, the issuance of guarantees, the state-owned commercial banks, and the external borrowing and debt management strategy. The paper finds that fiscal aggregates are particularly sensitive to shocks to commodity prices and exchange rates. Other factors that could affect fiscal aggregates are the unfunded pension system and the limited institutional capacity.

Keywords: Fiscal risk, Bangladesh, External shocks, Commodity prices, Loan guarantees, Pensions, Public debt, External borrowing, Sensitivity analysis, contingent liabilities, exchange rate, fiscal risks, sovereign debt, guarantees., institutional capacity

JEL Classification: E62, H63, H68

Suggested Citation

Medina, Leandro, Assessing Fiscal Risks in Bangladesh (May 2015). IMF Working Paper No. 15/110, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2615302

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