Kingdom of the Netherlands—Netherlands Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

September 22, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper for the Kingdom of the Netherlands—Netherlands underlies recent fiscal developments. Fiscal deterioration during economic slowdowns is not unusual and can be justified on economic grounds. Although the real spending ceilings were largely adhered to, procyclical elements embedded in the fiscal framework contributed to the structural fiscal deterioration. Sharp declines in the revenues from corporate profit taxes and social security contributions, as well as increases in social security spending, were largely responsible for the cyclical deterioration.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/301

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 22, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451829464/1934-7685

Stock No:

1NLDEA0022004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

42

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