Economics at your fingertips  

Fiscal Consolidation in Israel: A Global Fiscal Model Perspective

Selim Elekdag, Natan Epstein and Marialuz Moreno-Badía

Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 2007, vol. 43, issue 6, 67-86

Abstract: Fiscal consolidation has become a central policy prescription for many highly indebted emerging market countries (EMCs). Although prudent fiscal policies tend to reduce vulnerabilities, their implementation is usually postponed. This paper is one of the first attempts in the literature to quantify the costs of delaying fiscal consolidation in an EMC. Using the International Monetary Fund's Global Fiscal Model, we find that early consolidation through expenditure cuts results in a substantial increase in Israel's long-term output growth over delayed fiscal adjustment. Moreover, the more flexible are the factor markets, the larger is this output gain.

Keywords: distortionary taxes; fiscal consolidation; government debt (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Emerging Markets Finance and Trade from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().

Page updated 2023-01-17
Handle: RePEc:mes:emfitr:v:43:y:2007:i:6:p:67-86