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Central America
			: Global Integration and Regional Cooperation

Central America : Global Integration and Regional Cooperation »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Markus Rodlauer , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064461.084

ISBN: 9781589064461

Keywords: Tax administration, Statistics, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime, free trade, trade diversion

Central America has received growing attention as a region that is integrating successfully into the global economy. This paper examines-among other things-the macroeconomic and fiscal implications of the Free Trad...

VIII The Political Economy of Implementing Pro-Growth and Anti-Poverty Policy Strategies in Central America

VIII The Political Economy of Implementing Pro-Growth and Anti-Poverty Policy Strategies in Central America »

Source: Central America : Global Integration and Regional Cooperation

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Markus Rodlauer , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2005

ISBN: 9781589064461

Keywords: Tax administration, Statistics, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime, free trade, trade diversion

As described in the previous sections of this paper, Central America has made significant political, economic, and social progress since the start of the 1990s, but considerable challenges remain. Although t...

Consumption and Income Inequality During the Transition to a Market Economy: Poland, 1985–1992

Consumption and Income Inequality During the Transition to a Market Economy: Poland, 1985–1992 »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 47, Special Issue, IMF Annual Research Conference,

Volume: 47

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): Robert Flood , and Eduardo Borensztein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451963090

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, real exchange rates, real exchange rate, balance of payments

This paper presents a broad overview of postwar analytical thinking on international macroeconomics, culminating in a more detailed discussion of recent progress. The paper reviews important empirical evidence that...

The IMF and the Silent Revolution
			: Global Finance and Development in the 1980s

The IMF and the Silent Revolution : Global Finance and Development in the 1980s »

Series: Books

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557759702.071

ISBN: 9781557759702

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, debt crisis, monetary policy, current account

This pamphlet is adapted from Chapter 1 of Silent Revolution: The International Monetary Fund, 1979-89, by the same author. That book is full of history of the evolution of the Fund during 11 years in which the ins...

The IMF and the Silent Revolution: Global Finance and Development in the 1980s

The IMF and the Silent Revolution: Global Finance and Development in the 1980s »

Source: The IMF and the Silent Revolution : Global Finance and Development in the 1980s

Series: Books

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2000

ISBN: 9781557759702

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, debt crisis, monetary policy, current account

The need is for stronger policies and not for any complacent gradualism in adjustment efforts. … Several countries are choosing to go this way—a painful decision in many cases—because it offers them a prospe...

Does Globalization Lower Wages and Export Jobs?

Does Globalization Lower Wages and Export Jobs? »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Matthew Slaughter , and Phillip Swagel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756794.051

ISBN: 9781557756794

Keywords: wages, wage, skilled workers, import competition, international trade

Increased globalization - the international integration of markets for goods, technology, labor, and capital - has coincided in the past 20 years with a shift in demand from less-skilled workers to those with more...

Does Globalization Lower Wages and Export Jobs?

Does Globalization Lower Wages and Export Jobs? »

Source: Does Globalization Lower Wages and Export Jobs?

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Matthew Slaughter , and Phillip Swagel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756794

Keywords: wages, wage, skilled workers, import competition, international trade

Globalization—the international integration of goods, technology, labor, and capital—is everywhere to be seen. In any large city in any country, Japanese cars ply the streets, a telephone call can arrange th...