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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department

Tale of Two Adjustments

With the global economy gaining some momentum, economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in 2016.

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department

Table of Two Adjustments

With the global economy gaining some momentum, economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in 2016.

Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital

Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital »

Volume/Issue: 2016/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Gould , and Alexander Hijzen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475529487.001

ISBN: 9781475529487

Keywords: social capital, earnings, redistribution

There is a widespread perception that trust and social capital have declined in United States as well as other advanced economies, while income inequality has tended to increase. While previous research has noted t...

Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital1

Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital1 »

Source: Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital

Volume/Issue: 2016/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Gould , and Alexander Hijzen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2016

ISBN: 9781475529487

Keywords: social capital, earnings, redistribution

There is a widespread perception that trust and social capital have declined in United States as well as other advanced economies, while income inequality has tended to increase. While previous research has noted t...

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2016
			: Potent Policies for a Successful Normalization

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2016 : Potent Policies for a Successful Normalization »

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513506777.082

ISBN: 9781513506777

Keywords: Financial stability, Global Financial Stability Report, Global Financial Stability Reports, Global Financial Stability Risks, International financial stability, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, market, emerging market, insurance, equity

The current Global Financial Stability Report (April 2016) finds that global financial stability risks have risen since the last report in October 2015. The new report finds that the outlook has deteriorated in adv...

Recent Trends in Global Balance of Payments and IIP Data

Recent Trends in Global Balance of Payments and IIP Data »

Source: IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics Annual Report 2015

Series: Balance of Payments Statistics

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498386128

Keywords: balance of payments, currency, investment, currencies, assets

4. A growing number of economies submit external sector statistics to the IMF for re-dissemination. Annual balance of payments and IIP statistics for the period 2007–14 are published in the 2015...

Research Summary: Malaysia: Achieving High-Income Status through Resilience and Inclusive Growth1

Research Summary: Malaysia: Achieving High-Income Status through Resilience and Inclusive Growth1 »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, December 2015

Volume/Issue: 16/4

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 2016

ISBN: 9781498322461

Keywords: climate, carbon, emissions, carbon dioxide, global warming, General, All Countries, climate change, COP21, natural resource extraction

The December issue of the Research Bulletin looks at 'Seven Questions about Climate Change' (Rabah Arezki and Akito Matsumoto). The Research Summaries review 'Winning the Oil Lottery: The Impact of Natural Resource...

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia »

Volume/Issue: 2015/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Vargas , and Santiago Garriga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513529608.001

ISBN: 9781513529608

Keywords: Inequality, income, household income, income distribution, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,

We investigate the factors driving Bolivia's success in reducing inequality and poverty during the last 15 years. Our evidence suggests that the reduction was driven mainly by labor income growth at the bottom end...

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia »

Source: Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia

Volume/Issue: 2015/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Vargas , and Santiago Garriga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513529608

Keywords: Inequality, income, household income, income distribution, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,

We investigate the factors driving Bolivia's success in reducing inequality and poverty during the last 15 years. Our evidence suggests that the reduction was driven mainly by labor income growth at the bottom end...

Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality

Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality »

Volume/Issue: 2015/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maura Francese , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513549828.001

ISBN: 9781513549828

Keywords: inequality, distribution, factor income distribution, wage share, income, gini index, income inequality, labor income, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, General

This paper is motivated by two parallel trends: the declining labor share of income and increasing inequality. Micro and macroeconomic data, covering up to 93 countries between 1970 and 2013, are used to assess whe...

Capital Account Liberalization and Inequality

Capital Account Liberalization and Inequality »

Volume/Issue: 2015/243

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513531083.001

ISBN: 9781513531083

Keywords: Inequality, Capital Account Openness, Crises, Institutions, capital account, liberalization, capital account liberalization, standard deviations, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, All Countries

This paper examines the distributional impact of capital account liberalization. Using panel data for 149 countries from 1970 to 2010, we find that, on average, capital account liberalization reforms increase inequ...

Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality1

Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality1 »

Source: Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2015/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maura Francese , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513549828

Keywords: inequality, distribution, factor income distribution, wage share, income, gini index, income inequality, labor income, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, General

This paper is motivated by two parallel trends: the declining labor share of income and increasing inequality. Micro and macroeconomic data, covering up to 93 countries between 1970 and 2013, are used to assess whe...