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Inequality of Opportunity, Inequality of Income and Economic Growth

Inequality of Opportunity, Inequality of Income and Economic Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2019/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , and Christian Ebeke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396988.001

ISBN: 9781484396988

Keywords: Income inequality, Economic growth, Income distribution, Income shocks, Human capital, Intergenerational Mobility;Growth;Gini;inequality;elasticity;unequal access;Brueckner

We posit that the relationship between income inequality and economic growth is mediated by the level of equality of opportunity, which we identify with intergenerational mobility. In economies characterized by int...

Inequality of Opportunity, Inequality of Income and Economic Growth

Inequality of Opportunity, Inequality of Income and Economic Growth »

Source: Inequality of Opportunity, Inequality of Income and Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2019/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , and Christian Ebeke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484396988

Keywords: Income inequality, Economic growth, Income distribution, Income shocks, Human capital, Intergenerational Mobility;Growth;Gini;inequality;elasticity;unequal access;Brueckner

We posit that the relationship between income inequality and economic growth is mediated by the level of equality of opportunity, which we identify with intergenerational mobility. In economies characterized by int...

Oil Prices and the Global Economy
			: Is It Different This Time Around?

Oil Prices and the Global Economy : Is It Different This Time Around? »

Volume/Issue: 2016/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kamiar Mohaddes , and M. Pesaran

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475552034.001

ISBN: 9781475552034

Keywords: Economic growth, Markets, Oil, Oil prices, United States, Western Hemisphere, Econometric models, Supply and demand, Vector autoregression, Equity prices

The recent plunge in oil prices has brought into question the generally accepted view that lower oil prices are good for the United States and the global economy. In this paper, using a quarterly multi-country econ...

Oil Prices and the Global Economy

Oil Prices and the Global Economy »

Source: Oil Prices and the Global Economy : Is It Different This Time Around?

Volume/Issue: 2016/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kamiar Mohaddes , and M. Pesaran

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475552034

Keywords: Economic growth, Markets, Oil, Oil prices, United States, Western Hemisphere, Econometric models, Supply and demand, Vector autoregression, Equity prices

The recent plunge in oil prices has brought into question the generally accepted view that lower oil prices are good for the United States and the global economy. In this paper, using a quarterly multi-country econ...

U.S. Monetary Policy Normalization and Global Interest Rates

U.S. Monetary Policy Normalization and Global Interest Rates »

Volume/Issue: 2016/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Caceres , Yan Carriere-Swallow , Ishak Demir , and Bertrand Gruss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475543056.001

ISBN: 9781475543056

Keywords: Monetary policy; monetary conditions; autonomy; global financial cycle.

As the Federal Reserve continues to normalize its monetary policy, this paper studies the impact of U.S. interest rates on rates in other countries. We find a modest but nontrivial pass-through from U.S. to domesti...

U.S. Monetary Policy Normalization and Global Interest Rates

U.S. Monetary Policy Normalization and Global Interest Rates »

Source: U.S. Monetary Policy Normalization and Global Interest Rates

Volume/Issue: 2016/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Caceres , Yan Carriere-Swallow , Ishak Demir , and Bertrand Gruss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475543056

Keywords: Monetary policy; monetary conditions; autonomy; global financial cycle.

As the Federal Reserve continues to normalize its monetary policy, this paper studies the impact of U.S. interest rates on rates in other countries. We find a modest but nontrivial pass-through from U.S. to domesti...

Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital1

Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital1 »

Source: Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital

Volume/Issue: 2016/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Gould , and Alexander Hijzen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2016

ISBN: 9781475529487

Keywords: social capital, earnings, redistribution

There is a widespread perception that trust and social capital have declined in United States as well as other advanced economies, while income inequality has tended to increase. While previous research has noted t...

Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital

Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital »

Volume/Issue: 2016/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Gould , and Alexander Hijzen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475529487.001

ISBN: 9781475529487

Keywords: social capital, earnings, redistribution

There is a widespread perception that trust and social capital have declined in United States as well as other advanced economies, while income inequality has tended to increase. While previous research has noted t...

How Uncontrolled Risk Created the Global Financial Crisis

How Uncontrolled Risk Created the Global Financial Crisis »

Source: Preventing the Next Financial Crisis

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Erlend Nier , and Gregg Forte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513502137

Keywords: Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Macroprudential Policy, banks, bank, credit, financial institutions, lending

The global financial crisis of 2007–09 brought much of the world economy to its knees. What caused the crisis?...

Has Globalization Really Increased Business Cycle Synchronization?

Has Globalization Really Increased Business Cycle Synchronization? »

Source: Has Globalization Really Increased Business Cycle Synchronization?

Volume/Issue: 2016/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Monnet , and Damien Puy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513564890

Keywords: International Business Cycles, Synchronization, business cycle, economies, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, All Countries,

This paper assesses the strength of business cycle synchronization between 1950 and 2014 in a sample of 21 countries using a new quarterly dataset based on IMF archival data. Contrary to the common wisdom, we find...