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Accounting for Global Dispersion of Current Accounts*

Accounting for Global Dispersion of Current Accounts* »

Source: Accounting for Global Dispersion of Current Accounts

Volume/Issue: 2009/276

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaewoo Lee , Yongsung Chang , and Sun-Bin Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874211

Keywords: Distribution of Current Account, Incomplete Markets, Frictions, current accounts, current account imbalances, current account balances, current account deficit,

We undertake a quantitative analysis of the dispersion of current accounts in an open economy version of incomplete insurance model, incorporating important market frictions in trade and financial flows. Calibrated...

APPENDIX I Incidence Analyses and Income Redistribution

APPENDIX I Incidence Analyses and Income Redistribution »

Source: Fund-Supported Programs, Fiscal Policy, and Income Distribution

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1986

ISBN: 9780939934645

Keywords: taxation, expenditure, salaries, subsidies, income distribution

Most studies of the income distributional effects of public policy fall within the category of “incidence analyses” of taxation and expenditure. They either analyze the effects of particular measures or, if...

Catalyst for Change

Catalyst for Change »

Source: Catalyst for Change : Empowering Women and Tackling Income Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2015/20

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Christian Gonzales , Sonali Jain-Chandra , Kalpana Kochhar , Monique Newiak , and Tlek Zeinullayev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513533384

Keywords: Income inequality, Women, Income distribution, Gender, Labor force participation, female labor force participation, gender equity, inequality, gender inequality, labor force

This study shows empirically that gender inequality and income inequality are strongly interlinked, even after controlling for standard drivers of income inequality. The study analyzes gender inequality by using an...

Chapter 1. Global Prospects and Policies

Chapter 1. Global Prospects and Policies »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2017 : Gaining Momentum?

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475564655

Keywords: World Economic Outlook, Income inequality, National income, Distribution of income, External activities, Gross domestric product growth, Growth acceleration, Growth deceleration, Output growth, Economic integration

Global economic activity is picking up with a long-awaited cyclical recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade. World growth is expected to rise from 3.1 percent in 2016 to 3.5 percent in...

Chapter 1. Global Prospects and Policies

Chapter 1. Global Prospects and Policies »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2017 : Seeking Sustainable Growth: Short-Term Recovery, Long-Term Challenges

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484312490

Keywords: World Economic Outlook, Economic growth, Production growth, Gross domestric product growth, Growth acceleration, Climate policy, Climate changes, Climate changing activities, Wage increases, Wage policy

The pickup in growth projected in the April 2017 World Economic Outlook (WEO) is strengthening. The global growth forecast for 2017 and 2018—3.6 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively—is 0.1 perc...

Chapter 1. Tackling Inequality

Chapter 1. Tackling Inequality »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Health care spending, Income distribution, Social safety nets, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity

Introduction Depending on whether income inequality is assessed across or within countries, the picture that emerges can be starkly different. If inequality is examined at the global...

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			: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/CPVIEAEX.073

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...

Consumption and Income Inequality in Poland During the Economic Transition

Consumption and Income Inequality in Poland During the Economic Transition »

Source: Consumption and Income Inequality in Poland During the Economic Transition

Volume/Issue: 1999/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eswar Prasad , and Michael Keane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451843101

Keywords: Consumption, Poland, household income, income data, nondurable consumption, income inequality, income distribution

This paper challenges the conventional wisdom that income inequality in Poland increased substantially following the economic transition in 1989-90. The results, based on micro data from the 1985-92 Household Budge...

Counterfeit Goods and Income Inequality

Counterfeit Goods and Income Inequality »

Source: Counterfeit Goods and Income Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2001/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stefania Scandizzo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451843002

Keywords: Consumer goods, Economic models, Income distribution, counterfeit goods, vertical product differentiation, inequality, product differentiation, market structure, consumer surplus, patent protection

This paper examines the effect of counterfeit goods in a world where consumers are differentiated by level of income and innovation is quality enhancing. Counterfeit goods are defined as products with the same char...

Country Abbreviations

Country Abbreviations »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Health care spending, Income distribution, Social safety nets, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity

Code Country name AFG Afghanistan...