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Inclusive Growth and the Incidence  of Fiscal Policy in Mauritius
			: Much Progress, But More Could be Done

Inclusive Growth and the Incidence of Fiscal Policy in Mauritius : Much Progress, But More Could be Done »

Volume/Issue: 2013/116

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , and Martin Petri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484323335.001

ISBN: 9781484323335

Keywords: Incidence of Public Expenditures, Incidence of Taxes, expenditures, expenditure, public expenditures, consumption expenditure, capital expenditures, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Incidence, General,

Using data from three household surveys, we review whether growth in Mauritius was inclusive and discuss the incidence of public expenditures and taxes. Generally, Mauritius enjoys an even income distribution and l...

Tracking Global Demand for Advanced Economy Sovereign Debt

Tracking Global Demand for Advanced Economy Sovereign Debt »

Volume/Issue: 2012/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serkan Arslanalp , and Takahiro Tsuda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475596403.001

ISBN: 9781475596403

Keywords: Portfolio Choice, Investment Decisions, government debt, central banks, central bank, external debt, Portfolio Choice and Investment Decisions, General,

Recent events have shown that sovereigns, just like banks, can be subject to runs, highlighting the importance of the investor base for their liabilities. This paper proposes a methodology for compiling internation...

Global and Regional Spillovers to Pacific Island Countries

Global and Regional Spillovers to Pacific Island Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2012/154

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yiqun Wu , Patrizia Tumbarello , and Niamh Sheridan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504491.001

ISBN: 9781475504491

Keywords: Pacific islands, spillover, downside scenarios, equation, statistic, cointegration, oil prices

Regional integration of Pacific Island countries (PICs) with Australia, New Zealand, and emerging Asia has increased over the last two decades. PICs have become more exposed to the region's business cycles, and spi...

Potential Growth of Australia and New Zealand in the Aftermath of the Global Crisis

Potential Growth of Australia and New Zealand in the Aftermath of the Global Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2010/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200863.001

ISBN: 9781455200863

Keywords: Potential growth, TFP, nairu, capital stock, labor force participation rate, labor force participation,

Using a production function method, this paper assesses the impact of the global crisis on the potential growth of Australia and New Zealand. The two countries have not been hit hard by the global crisis, but have...

Global Liquidity, Risk Premiums and Growth Opportunities

Global Liquidity, Risk Premiums and Growth Opportunities »

Volume/Issue: 2009/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gianni De Nicolo , and Iryna Ivaschenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451872002.001

ISBN: 9781451872002

Keywords: Risk Premiums, Growth Opportunities, bond, equity markets, bond spreads, equity market,

This paper constructs new indicators of liquidity for equity, bond and money markets in major advanced and emerging market countries, documents their evolution and comovements, and assesses the extent to which such...

The Political Economy of Redistributive Social Security

The Political Economy of Redistributive Social Security »

Volume/Issue: 1999/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pierre Pestieau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859096.001

ISBN: 9781451859096

Keywords: majority voting, entitlements, aging, tax rate, pension, entitlement, private saving

Population aging puts significant pressure on social security systems that are based mainly on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) formula and determined by the political process in which both retirees and future retirees parti...

Do Labor Market Policies and Growth Fundamentals Matter for Income Inequality in Oecd Countries? Some Empirical Evidence

Do Labor Market Policies and Growth Fundamentals Matter for Income Inequality in Oecd Countries? Some Empirical Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 1997/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Van Houdt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451841862.001

ISBN: 9781451841862

Keywords: labor market, labor market policies, unemployment, employment, active labor

Income distribution may be related to fundamentals affecting economic growth and to labor market policies. Noting that inequality is affected by unemployment. This paper presents a model in which labor market polic...