Fiscal Policy Analysis

02/26/2018 - 03/09/2018 at Ebene, Mauritius

This course, presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, aims at providing an overview of the key fiscal policy concepts and techniques used to analyze how fiscal policy can help ensure macroeconomic stability and sustainable long-term growth. This hands-on course is built around core macro-fiscal topics needed to analyze fiscal policy. Units will be substantiated by general empirical findings, Excel-based workshops, case studies, and selected topics of regional interest. The course will be of interest to officials who wish to gain a broad understanding of the impact of fiscal policy on the economy and related tools of analysis.

Course objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- discuss the role of fiscal policy in attaining the key objectives of the government’s macroeconomic stability, equity and efficiency, and sustainable long-term growth; and
- use the relevant tools and techniques to assess the fiscal stance, fiscal multipliers, and debt sustainability.

The course will also review the key elements of tax and expenditure policy: concepts and best practices.