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Fiscal Reforms, Long-term Growth and Income Inequality

Fiscal Reforms, Long-term Growth and Income Inequality »

Volume/Issue: 2017/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Santiago Acosta Ormaechea , Takuji Komatsuzaki , and Carolina Correa-Caro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484303689.001

ISBN: 9781484303689

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Synthetic Control Method, Structural Reform, General, Comparative Studies of Countries

We estimate the effects on growth of nine fiscal reform episodes in seven high-income countries using the Synthetic Control Method. These episodes are selected using an indicator-based approach applied to the evalu...

Inclusive Growth Framework

Inclusive Growth Framework »

Volume/Issue: 2017/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev , and Jingyang Chen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484302156.001

ISBN: 9781484302156

Keywords: growth, inclusiveness, inequality, povery reduction, General, Aggregate Factor Income Distribution, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

The paper suggests an operationally usable framework for the evaluation of growth inclusiveness-the inclusive growth framework (IGF). Based on the data on growth, poverty, and inequality, the framework allows for t...

Income Inequality and Education Revisited
			: Persistence, Endogeneity, and Heterogeneity

Income Inequality and Education Revisited : Persistence, Endogeneity, and Heterogeneity »

Volume/Issue: 2017/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Allan Dizioli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475595741.001

ISBN: 9781475595741

Keywords: Income inequality, Government expenditures and education, Education inequality, education levels, General, Education and Inequality

This paper presents new results on the relationship between income inequality and education expansion-that is, increasing average years of schooling and reducing inequality of schooling. When dynamic panel estimati...

International Financial Integration in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis

International Financial Integration in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2017/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Lane , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484300336.001

ISBN: 9781484300336

Keywords: Foreign exchange, International financial integration, financial globalization

This paper documents the evolution of international financial integration since the global financial crisis using an updated dataset on external assets and liabilities, covering over 210 economies for the period 19...

Central Bank Legal Frameworks in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis

Central Bank Legal Frameworks in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2017/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashraf Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475595802.001

ISBN: 9781475595802

Keywords: Financial crisis, Financial stability, Governance, Central banking, law, financial supervision, independence, autonomy, monetary policy, International Relations and International Political Economy: General

Drawing on the 2016 update of the IMF's Central Bank Legislation Database, this paper examines differences in central bank legal frameworks before and after the Global Financial Crisis. Examples from select countri...

IMF Research Bulletin, March 2017

IMF Research Bulletin, March 2017 »

Volume/Issue: 18/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475595291.026

ISBN: 9781475595291

Keywords: Trade, Financial services, Financial services industry, Foreign trade, China, Africa, Income distribution, income; polarization, inequality, wealth

This issue of the IMF Research Bulletin features recommended readings from IMF Publications and an update on recent IMF Working Papers and IMF Staff Discussion Notes. It also includes a special announcement welcomi...

Growth Inclusiveness in Djibouti

Growth Inclusiveness in Djibouti »

Volume/Issue: 2017/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475594720.001

ISBN: 9781475594720

Keywords: Middle East, Djibouti, growth, inclusiveness, inequality, povery reduction, General, Aggregate Factor Income Distribution, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

The paper examines the poverty-reducing and distributional characteristics of Djibouti's economic growth, and discusses policies that might help make growth more inclusive. It covers the period between 2002 and 201...

Inequality Overhang

Inequality Overhang »

Volume/Issue: 2017/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Grigoli , and Adrian Robles

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475589634.001

ISBN: 9781475589634

Keywords: Income distribution, Income inequality, heterogeneity, Gini, income levels, growth, nonlinearities, General

The linearity of the relationship between income inequality and economic development has been long questioned. While theory provides arguments for which the shape of relationship may be positive for low levels of i...

Macroprudential Policy, Incomplete Information and Inequality
			: The case of Low-Income and Developing Countries

Macroprudential Policy, Incomplete Information and Inequality : The case of Low-Income and Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2017/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Margarita Rubio , and Filiz Unsal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475588057.001

ISBN: 9781475588057

Keywords: Credit, Low-income developing countries, Macroprudential Policy, incomplete information, collateral requirements, inequality, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Government Policy and Regulation

In this paper, we use a DSGE model to study the passive and time-varying implementation of macroprudential policy when policymakers have noisy and lagged data, as commonly observed in lowincome and developing count...

The Drivers of Capital Flows in Emerging Markets Post Global Financial Crisis

The Drivers of Capital Flows in Emerging Markets Post Global Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2017/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Swarnali Ahmed Hannan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475586121.001

ISBN: 9781475586121

Keywords: Capital flows, emerging market economies, General

Using a sample of 34 emerging markets and developing economies over the period 2009Q3-2015Q4, the paper employs a panel framework to study the determinants of capital flows, both net and gross, across a wide range...