International Coordination of Fiscal Policies: A Review of Some Major Issues

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Vito Tanzi

International Monetary Fund (IMF); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: August 4, 1988

Abstract

International coordination of macroeconomic policies has attracted much attention in recent years. The main issue has been whether economic performance can be improved by coordination. Although it is still a controversial issue many economists have argued that coordination would make a positive contribution to economic performance. This paper deals with the requirements for successful fiscal coordination. It concludes that those requirements are such that the best fiscal policies that countries can pursue are those aimed at putting their houses in order.

JEL Classification: 3110, 3210, 4300

Suggested Citation

Tanzi, Vito, International Coordination of Fiscal Policies: A Review of Some Major Issues (August 4, 1988). IMF Working Paper No. 88/70, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=884942

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