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Why Did Public Banks Lend More During the Global Financial Crisis?1

Why Did Public Banks Lend More During the Global Financial Crisis?1 »

Source: Why Did Public Banks Lend More During the Global Financial Crisis?

Volume/Issue: 2020/84

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joshua Bosshardt , and Eugenio Cerutti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546049

Keywords: Central banks, Financial crises, Banking systems, Commercial banks, Bank capital, state-owned banks, lending, global financial crisis, WP, public bank

During the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), state-owned or public banks lent relatively more than domestic private banks in many countries. However, data limitations have hindered a thorough assessment of what led pu...

People in Economics: Poverty Fighters

People in Economics: Poverty Fighters »

Source: Finance & Development, June 2020

Volume/Issue: 57/2

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513543666

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial crises, Economies, Development, Economic analysis, FD, F&D, pandemic, develop economy, emerge economy

Finance & Development, June 2020...

Global Smartphones Sales May Have Peaked

Global Smartphones Sales May Have Peaked »

Source: Global Smartphones Sales May Have Peaked

Volume/Issue: 2020/70

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , and Aneta Radzikowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513545851

Keywords: Economic integration, Service exports, Economic analysis, Developing countries, Capital stocks, global supply chains, global trade, tech cycle, WP, replacement cycle

Global smartphone sales may have peaked. After reaching nearly 1.5 billion units in 2016, global smartphone sales have since declined, contributing negatively to world trade in 2019 and suggesting that the global m...

Predictive Density Aggregation: A Model for Global GDP Growth

Predictive Density Aggregation: A Model for Global GDP Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2020/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesca Caselli , Francesco Grigoli , Romain Lafarguette , and Changchun Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513545653.001

ISBN: 9781513545653

Keywords: Real effective exchange rates, Indicators of economic activity, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Economic policy, Density aggregation, density evaluation, global GDP growth, predictive density., WP

In this paper we propose a novel approach to obtain the predictive density of global GDP growth. It hinges upon a bottom-up probabilistic model that estimates and combines single countries' predictive GDP growth de...

Global Smartphones Sales May Have Peaked

Global Smartphones Sales May Have Peaked »

Volume/Issue: 2020/70

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , and Aneta Radzikowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513545851.001

ISBN: 9781513545851

Keywords: Economic integration, Service exports, Economic analysis, Developing countries, Capital stocks, global supply chains, global trade, tech cycle, WP, replacement cycle

Global smartphone sales may have peaked. After reaching nearly 1.5 billion units in 2016, global smartphone sales have since declined, contributing negatively to world trade in 2019 and suggesting that the global m...

Predictive Density Aggregation: A Model for Global GDP Growth*

Predictive Density Aggregation: A Model for Global GDP Growth* »

Source: Predictive Density Aggregation: A Model for Global GDP Growth

Volume/Issue: 2020/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesca Caselli , Francesco Grigoli , Romain Lafarguette , and Changchun Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513545653

Keywords: Real effective exchange rates, Indicators of economic activity, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Economic policy, Density aggregation, density evaluation, global GDP growth, predictive density., WP

In this paper we propose a novel approach to obtain the predictive density of global GDP growth. It hinges upon a bottom-up probabilistic model that estimates and combines single countries' predictive GDP growth de...

Do Remittances Enhance Financial Inclusion in LMICs and in Fragile States?

Do Remittances Enhance Financial Inclusion in LMICs and in Fragile States? »

Source: Do Remittances Enhance Financial Inclusion in LMICs and in Fragile States?

Volume/Issue: 2020/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Ralph Chami , and Mohamed Trabelsi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513545394

Keywords: Remittances; Financial inclusion; Financial Stability, Financial Development

This paper explores the relationship between remittances and financial inclusion for a sample of 187 countries over the period 2004-2015, using cross-country as well as dynamic panel GMM regressions. At low levels...

A European Minimum Wage: Implications for Poverty and Macroeconomic Imbalances

A European Minimum Wage: Implications for Poverty and Macroeconomic Imbalances »

Source: A European Minimum Wage: Implications for Poverty and Macroeconomic Imbalances

Volume/Issue: 2020/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache , Christian Ebeke , La-Bhus Fah Jirasavetakul , Koralai Kirabaeva , Davide Malacrino , Florian Misch , Hyun Woo Park , and Yu Shi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513545073

Keywords: External sector, Cost of living, Wage policy, Labor costs, Labor markets, Minimum Wage, European Union, Poverty Alleviation, Current Account Rebalancing, Monetary Unions

A hypothetical European Minimum Wage (MW) set at 60 percent of each country's median wage would reduce in-work poverty but have limited effects on overall poverty, as many poor households do not earn a wage near MW...

A European Minimum Wage: Implications for Poverty and Macroeconomic Imbalances

A European Minimum Wage: Implications for Poverty and Macroeconomic Imbalances »

Volume/Issue: 2020/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache , Christian Ebeke , La-Bhus Fah Jirasavetakul , Koralai Kirabaeva , Davide Malacrino , Florian Misch , Hyun Woo Park , and Yu Shi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513545073.001

ISBN: 9781513545073

Keywords: External sector, Cost of living, Wage policy, Labor costs, Labor markets, Minimum Wage, European Union, Poverty Alleviation, Current Account Rebalancing, Monetary Unions

A hypothetical European Minimum Wage (MW) set at 60 percent of each country's median wage would reduce in-work poverty but have limited effects on overall poverty, as many poor households do not earn a wage near MW...

Do Remittances Enhance Financial Inclusion in LMICs and in Fragile States?

Do Remittances Enhance Financial Inclusion in LMICs and in Fragile States? »

Volume/Issue: 2020/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Ralph Chami , and Mohamed Trabelsi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513545394.001

ISBN: 9781513545394

Keywords: Remittances; Financial inclusion; Financial Stability, Financial Development

This paper explores the relationship between remittances and financial inclusion for a sample of 187 countries over the period 2004-2015, using cross-country as well as dynamic panel GMM regressions. At low levels...