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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

Inequality in Good and Bad Times: A Cross-Country Approach

Inequality in Good and Bad Times: A Cross-Country Approach »

Source: Inequality in Good and Bad Times: A Cross-Country Approach

Volume/Issue: 2019/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Burcu Hacibedel , Pierre Mandon , Priscilla Muthoora , and Nathalie Pouokam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484392911

Keywords: Developing countries, Inequality, Growth, Mediation analysis, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, General

This paper provides evidence of a strong relationship between the short-term dynamics of growth and inequality in developing economies. We find that reductions in inequality during growth upswings are largely rever...

Global Value Chains: What are the Benefits and Why Do Countries Participate?

Global Value Chains: What are the Benefits and Why Do Countries Participate? »

Source: Global Value Chains: What are the Benefits and Why Do Countries Participate?

Volume/Issue: 2019/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Faezeh Raei , Anna Ignatenko , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484392928

Keywords: Economic integration, Trade, global value chains, gains from trade, Country and Industry Studies of Trade

Over the last two decades, world trade and production have become increasingly organized around global value chains (GVC). Recent theoretical work has shown that countries can benefit from participation in GVCs thr...

Global Value Chains: What are the Benefits and Why Do Countries Participate?

Global Value Chains: What are the Benefits and Why Do Countries Participate? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Faezeh Raei , Anna Ignatenko , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392928.001

ISBN: 9781484392928

Keywords: Economic integration, Trade, global value chains, gains from trade, Country and Industry Studies of Trade

Over the last two decades, world trade and production have become increasingly organized around global value chains (GVC). Recent theoretical work has shown that countries can benefit from participation in GVCs thr...

Innovation and Corporate Cash Holdings in the Era of Globalization

Innovation and Corporate Cash Holdings in the Era of Globalization »

Volume/Issue: 2019/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Konrad Adler , JaeBin Ahn , and Mai Chi Dao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392164.001

ISBN: 9781484392164

Keywords: International trade, cash holdings, R&;D, R&;amp;#x0026;D, Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies

We document a broad-based trend in rising cash holdings of firms across major industrialized countries over the last two decades, a trend that is most pronounced for firms engaged strongly in R&D activities. Our co...

Innovation and Corporate Cash Holdings in the Era of Globalization

Innovation and Corporate Cash Holdings in the Era of Globalization »

Source: Innovation and Corporate Cash Holdings in the Era of Globalization

Volume/Issue: 2019/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Konrad Adler , JaeBin Ahn , and Mai Chi Dao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484392164

Keywords: International trade, cash holdings, R&;D, R&;amp;#x0026;D, Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies

We document a broad-based trend in rising cash holdings of firms across major industrialized countries over the last two decades, a trend that is most pronounced for firms engaged strongly in R&D activities. Our co...

Macroeconomic Consequences of Tariffs

Macroeconomic Consequences of Tariffs »

Volume/Issue: 2019/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , Swarnali Ahmed Hannan , Jonathan Ostry , and Andrew Rose

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484390061.001

ISBN: 9781484390061

Keywords: Productivity, Unemployment, Output, protection, inequality, exchange rate, trade balance, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

We study the macroeconomic consequences of tariffs. We estimate impulse response functions from local projections using a panel of annual data that spans 151 countries over 1963-2014. We find that tariff increases...

Macroeconomic Consequences of Tariffs

Macroeconomic Consequences of Tariffs »

Source: Macroeconomic Consequences of Tariffs

Volume/Issue: 2019/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , Swarnali Ahmed Hannan , Jonathan Ostry , and Andrew Rose

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484390061

Keywords: Productivity, Unemployment, Output, protection, inequality, exchange rate, trade balance, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

We study the macroeconomic consequences of tariffs. We estimate impulse response functions from local projections using a panel of annual data that spans 151 countries over 1963-2014. We find that tariff increases...

IMF Research perspectives New Opportunities and Future Global Challenges

IMF Research perspectives New Opportunities and Future Global Challenges »

Source: IMF Research Perspectives, Fall-Winter 2018

Volume/Issue: 19/2

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2018

ISBN: IRBEA2018002

The Fall-Winter 2018 Research Perspective looks at 'New Opportunities and Future Global Challenges.' The guest editor for this issue is Marika Santoro....

Tariffs in a Globalized World

Tariffs in a Globalized World »

Source: IMF Research Perspectives, Fall-Winter 2018

Volume/Issue: 19/2

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2018

ISBN: IRBEA2018002

The Fall-Winter 2018 Research Perspective looks at 'New Opportunities and Future Global Challenges.' The guest editor for this issue is Marika Santoro....

China's Bond Market and Global Financial Markets

China's Bond Market and Global Financial Markets »

Source: China's Bond Market and Global Financial Markets

Volume/Issue: 2018/253

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , and Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484377475

Keywords: Globalization, Asia and Pacific, China, International financial markets, Bond Market, Market Integration, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Business Cycles

A cross-country comparative analysis shows that there is substantial room for further integration of China into global financial markets, especially in the case of the international bond market. A further successfu...