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The Sustainable Debts of Philip II

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter addresses the sustainability of debt. A systematic analysis based on the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) methodology to evaluate fiscal sustainability shows that Castile was able to ... More


Fiscal Survival and Financial Revival: Possible Futures for the Japanese Economy

Saori N. Katada and Gene Park

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Japan has the highest gross public debt in the industrialized world. Private financial institutions and the central bank–the Bank of Japan–have helped the government finance its debt over the years. ... More


Fiscal Policy Sustainability in the Euro Periphery: A Nonlinear Analysis

Roberto A. De Santis, Gabriella Legrenzi, and Costas Milas

in Public Sector Economics and the Need for Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034449
eISBN:
9780262332361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034449.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

We introduce a non-linear analysis of the sustainability of the fiscal policy of the euro-periphery countries, conditional on endogenously estimated state-varying thresholds, which vary with fiscal ... More


The Welfare State and Strategies toward Fiscal Sustainability in Denmark

Torben M. Andersen, Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, and Lars Haagen Pedersen

in Sustainability of Public Debt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140980
eISBN:
9780262280495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140980.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Denmark's medium-term strategy, called the “DK 2010” plan, aims to consolidate public finances in order to finance an unchanged supply of welfare arrangements with constant taxes. This chapter, which ... More


Hungary: A Short-Lived Fiscal Watchdog

George Kopits and Balazs Romhanyi

in Restoring Public Debt Sustainability: The Role of Independent Fiscal Institutions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199644476
eISBN:
9780191749100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644476.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Under pressure from the global financial crisis, Parliament enacted a rules-based fiscal policy framework that included creation of the Fiscal Council. The principal goals of the Council consisted of ... More


Federal Budget Reform: Lessons from State and Local Governments

Shanna Rose and Daniel L. Smith

in Pathways to Fiscal Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028301
eISBN:
9780262321914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028301.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, Shanna Rose and Daniel Smith investigate the extent to which various state budgetary rules have been successful in imposing fiscal discipline on U.S. state governments, and whether ... More


Pathways to Fiscal Reform in the United States

John W. Diamond and George R. Zodrow (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028301
eISBN:
9780262321914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028301.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The severe fiscal problems that the United States faces have been the focus of much attention in recent years, and several groups have proposed ambitious plans for fiscal reforms that would address ... More


Shaping the Fiscal Policy Framework: Lessons from Fiscal Consolidations in Denmark and Sweden

U. Michael Bergman, Michael M. Hutchison, and Svend E. Hougaard Jensen

in Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717102
eISBN:
9780191785740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717102.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter provides an overview of experiences with fiscal and structural reforms in Denmark and Sweden. The focus is on the experiences with large-scale fiscal consolidations in Denmark, the ... More


Policy Lessons from the Crisis and the Way Forward

Carlo Cottarelli, Philip Gerson, and Abdelhak Senhadji

in Post-crisis Fiscal Policy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027182
eISBN:
9780262324113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027182.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This book has shown how the global financial crisis of 2007 has reshaped our understanding of the role of fiscal policy while refocusing the attention of the economics profession on fiscal ... More


Sustainable Domestic Financing

Markus Haacker

in The Economics of the Global Response to HIV/AIDS

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718048
eISBN:
9780191787461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718048.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter develops a fiscal perspective on HIV/AIDS financing, placing the spending needs under the HIV/AIDS response in the context of competing policy objectives. It discusses the consistency of ... More


Public Debt Management and Fiscal Sustainability

Boaz Nandwa and Ali Tawfik Al Sadik

in The Economy of Dubai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198758389
eISBN:
9780191818325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758389.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on Dubai’s revenue sources and expenditure allocation, underscoring the overall fiscal balance position of the government. The study finds that the sovereign debt held by the ... More


Public Pensions: Reconciling Fiscal Sustainability with Intergenerational Equity

Michael J. Trebilcock

in Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370658
eISBN:
9780199370672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370658.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In many developed countries around the world, public pension schemes have become fiscally unsustainable with rising life expectancies and declining birth rates (i.e., a decreasing old age support ... More


East African Monetary Union: What Lies Ahead?

Louis A. Kasekende

in 50 Years of Central Banking in Kenya

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198851820
eISBN:
9780191886508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851820.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter highlights progress with the East Africa Monetary Union (EAMU) and the implications for the future of central banking in the Eastern African region. In 2013, East African countries ... More


Directions for Fiscal Reform in the United States

John W. Diamond and George R. Zodrow

in Pathways to Fiscal Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028301
eISBN:
9780262321914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028301.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Although the fiscal problems facing the United States, as well as many other countries in the industrialized world, have been well documented, the solutions to these problems are far less obvious. In ... More


Public Sector Economics and the Need for Reforms

Apostolis Philippopoulos (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034449
eISBN:
9780262332361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034449.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The public sector has grown substantially in the last fifty years. In the euro area total government expenditures have been around 50% of GDP since the early 2000s, resulting in a growing tax burden, ... More


Medical Spending Reform and the Fiscal Future of the United States

Mark V. Pauly

in Pathways to Fiscal Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028301
eISBN:
9780262321914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028301.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The growth in medical spending in the United States is both more important for fiscal policy and raises more potential problems than consumer spending growth in other sectors of the economy. Given ... More


Controlling Public Spending and Striving for Efficiency

Mårten Blix and Henrik Jordahl

in Privatizing Welfare Services: Lessons from the Swedish Experiment

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198867210
eISBN:
9780191904073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867210.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Extensive welfare services require corresponding revenue. Large spending commitments imply that Sweden’s public sector finances are particularly sensitive to changing trends in demography and hours ... More


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