NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Some Thoughts on the Role of Fiscal Policy in Stabilisation and Structural Adjustment in Developing Countries

Willem H. Buiter

NBER Working Paper No. 2603
Issued in May 1988
NBER Program(s):   ITI   IFM

The paper analyses the role of fiscal policy in the restoration of internal and external macroeconomic equilibrium and in achieving structural adjustment i.e. major changes in the patterns of sectoral and intertemporal resource allocation. The focus is on developing and new industrial countries in need of both stabilization and structural adjustment. The external transfer problem and the associated internal fiscal and real resource transfer problems are analyzed with special emphasis on possible causes for the breakdown of the internal and external transfer processes. The concepts of national and public sector solvency are used to evaluate the mutual consistency and feasibility of fiscal, financial and monetary plans. Special attention is devoted to the links between the fiscal deficit and inflation and to the inflation tax.

download in pdf format
   (1754 K)

download in djvu format
   (698 K)

email paper

This paper is available as PDF (1754 K) or DjVu (698 K) (Download viewer) or via email.

Machine-readable bibliographic record - MARC, RIS, BibTeX

Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w2603

Published: Buiter, Willem H. "Some Thoughts on the Role of Fiscal Policy in Stabilization and Structural Adjustment," from Principles of Budgetary and Financial Policy, ed. by Willem H. Buiter, Brighton, Sussex U.K.: Wheatsheaf Books Ltd., 1989.

Users who downloaded this paper also downloaded these:
Feldstein w14684 Rethinking the Role of Fiscal Policy
Buiter and Patel w3287 Debt, Deficits and Inflation: An Application to the Public Finances of India
Edwards and Tabellini w3493 Explaining Fiscal Policies and Inflation in Developing Countries
Easterly and Rebelo w4499 Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth: An Empirical Investigation
Gavin and Perotti Fiscal Policy in Latin America
 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Data
People
About

Support
National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us