Occasional Paper 9. Fiscal Rigidities and their Effects in Ghana: What Should the Government Do?

In spite of the fact that many reasons are usually used to justify the presence of fiscal rigidities, they have been found to pose serious fiscal and macroeconomic difficulties to some countries, particularly those in Latin America, since they make governments lose the discretion and flexibility to use fiscal policy to address emerging fiscal and macroeconomic challenges. Yet, fiscal rigidities have not received the needed attention in Africa in terms of research. This paper sheds light on fiscal rigidities and their fiscal and macroeconomic effects in Ghana.

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