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Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality

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Source: Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality : A Global Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2015/13

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Kalpana Kochhar , Nujin Suphaphiphat , Frantisek Ricka , and Evridiki Tsounta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513555188

Keywords: Cross-country analysis, Inequality, Gini coefficient, income, income inequality, middle class, income share, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

This paper analyzes the extent of income inequality from a global perspective, its drivers, and what to do about it. The drivers of inequality vary widely amongst countries, with some common drivers being the skill...

8 Challenges Posed by the Globalization of Finance and Risk

8 Challenges Posed by the Globalization of Finance and Risk »

Source: Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

While it is reasonable to presume that the structural financial changes that occurred in international markets since the mid- to late 1970s have been beneficial overall, it would be complacent to ignore, and...

Chapter 15 A Market View of the Impact of Sovereign Wealth Funds on Global Financial Markets

Chapter 15 A Market View of the Impact of Sovereign Wealth Funds on Global Financial Markets »

Source: Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Series: Books

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Adnan Mazarei , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2010

ISBN: 9781589069275

Keywords: investors, bonds, investment strategies, principals, financial markets

After having been the center of attention through most of 2007 and the first half of 2008, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) returned to relative obscurity once the commodity price bubble burst in mid-2008. Whil...

Chapter 4. Changing Global Financial Structures: Can They Improve Economic Outcomes?

Chapter 4. Changing Global Financial Structures: Can They Improve Economic Outcomes? »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, October 2012 : Summary version

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2012

ISBN: 9781616353902

Keywords: bond, banking, bonds, financial stability, credit

Summary The global financial crisis has required policymakers to reconsider the role that the structure of their financial systems plays in achieving good economic outcomes. A number...

Chapter 5. Combating Poverty in Low-Income Countries

Chapter 5. Combating Poverty in Low-Income Countries »

Source: International Monetary Fund Handbook : Its Functions, Policies, and Operations

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Parmeshwar Ramlogan , and Bernhard Fritz-Krockow

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066250

Keywords: balance of payments, debt relief, standards, credit tranche, hipc initiative

A central objective of the IMF in low-income countries is to support sustained poverty reduction through policies that promote economic growth, employment generation, and targeted assistance to the poor. Thi...

CHAPTER 9. Comment on “Global Imbalances: In Midstream?”

CHAPTER 9. Comment on “Global Imbalances: In Midstream?” »

Source: Reconstructing the World Economy

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

This is an important contribution to the literature on global imbalances, which has been bedevilled hitherto by much muddy thinking. Blanchard and Milesi-Ferretti begin by making the important point that cur...

CHAPTER 10. Comments on Dealing with Global Imbalances

CHAPTER 10. Comments on Dealing with Global Imbalances »

Source: Reconstructing the World Economy

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Il SaKong , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589069770

Keywords: inflation, current account, financial system, central bank, monetary policy

Few issues in international macroeconomics and finance have occupied the attention of policymakers and researchers in recent years as much as the debate on the causes, consequences, and measurements of globa...

Chapter 2: Developments in the Global Economy and Financial Markets

Chapter 2: Developments in the Global Economy and Financial Markets »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2009 : Fighting the Global Crisis

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2009

ISBN: 9781589068797

Keywords: financial stability, financial sector, balance of payments, financial system, poverty reduction

On the heels of a major financial crisis that originated in advanced country markets in 2007, the global economy sank in 2008-09 into the deepest recession since...

Chapter 3. Emissions Pricing to Stabilize Global Climate*

Chapter 3. Emissions Pricing to Stabilize Global Climate* »

Source: Fiscal Policy to Mitigate Climate Change : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Books

Author(s): Ruud Mooij , Michael Keen , and Ian Parry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 2012

ISBN: 9781616353933

Keywords: Climate policy, co2, forest, forests, subsidies, climate finance

Key Messages for Policymakers Without significant emissions mitigation actions, projected “likely” global atm...

Chapter 10. Financial Globalization: A Reappraisal

Chapter 10. Financial Globalization: A Reappraisal »

Source: Macrofinancial Linkages : Trends, Crises, and Policies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Crowe , Simon Johnson , Jonathan Ostry , and Jeronimo Zettelmeyer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 August 2010

ISBN: 9781589069398

Keywords: financial integration, financial liberalization, corporate governance, financial globalization, banking crises

M. Ayhan Kose • Eswar Prasad • Kenneth Rogoff • Shang-Jin Wei 1 10.1. Introduction Few issues have stirred su...