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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Gender Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from Industry-Level Data1

Gender Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from Industry-Level Data1 »

Source: Gender Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from Industry-Level Data

Volume/Issue: 2020/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ata Can Bertay , Ljubica Dordevic , and Can Sever

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

ISBN: 9781513546278

Keywords: Economic growth, Population growth, Labor force participation, Infant mortality rates, Manufacturing sector, economic development, gender inequality, WP, female share, GII

We study whether higher gender equality facilitates economic growth by enabling better allocation of a valuable resource: female labor. By allocating female labor to its more productive use, we hypothesize that red...

Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability

Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability »

Source: Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability

Volume/Issue: 2020/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Andrea Deghi , Claudio Raddatz , Dulani Seneviratne , Peichu Xie , and Yizhi Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

ISBN: 9781513549149

Keywords: External sector, Financial crises, Financial institutions, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems, US dollar funding, financial stability risks, cross-currency basis, global banks, international liquidity

Leading up to the global financial crisis, US dollar activity by global banks headquartered outside the United States played a crucial role in transmitting shocks originating in funding markets. Although post-crisi...

Global Value Chains and Productivity: Micro Evidence from Estonia*

Global Value Chains and Productivity: Micro Evidence from Estonia* »

Source: Global Value Chains and Productivity: Micro Evidence from Estonia

Volume/Issue: 2020/117

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hang Banh , Philippe Wingender , and Cheikh Gueye

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

ISBN: 9781513542300

Keywords: Total factor productivity, Economic growth, Price indexes, Financial crises, Labor productivity, global value chains, trade, productivity, WP, industry level

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented collapse in global economic activity and trade. The crisis has also highlighted the role played by global value chains (GVC), with countries facing shortages of com...

Gender Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from Industry-Level Data

Gender Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from Industry-Level Data »

Volume/Issue: 2020/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ata Can Bertay , Ljubica Dordevic , and Can Sever

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513546278.001

ISBN: 9781513546278

Keywords: Economic growth, Population growth, Labor force participation, Infant mortality rates, Manufacturing sector, economic development, gender inequality, WP, female share, GII

We study whether higher gender equality facilitates economic growth by enabling better allocation of a valuable resource: female labor. By allocating female labor to its more productive use, we hypothesize that red...

Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability

Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability »

Volume/Issue: 2020/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Andrea Deghi , Claudio Raddatz , Dulani Seneviratne , Peichu Xie , and Yizhi Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513549149.001

ISBN: 9781513549149

Keywords: External sector, Financial crises, Financial institutions, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems, US dollar funding, financial stability risks, cross-currency basis, global banks, international liquidity

Leading up to the global financial crisis, US dollar activity by global banks headquartered outside the United States played a crucial role in transmitting shocks originating in funding markets. Although post-crisi...

Global Value Chains and Productivity: Micro Evidence from Estonia

Global Value Chains and Productivity: Micro Evidence from Estonia »

Volume/Issue: 2020/117

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hang Banh , Philippe Wingender , and Cheikh Gueye

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513542300.001

ISBN: 9781513542300

Keywords: Total factor productivity, Economic growth, Price indexes, Financial crises, Labor productivity, global value chains, trade, productivity, WP, industry level

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented collapse in global economic activity and trade. The crisis has also highlighted the role played by global value chains (GVC), with countries facing shortages of com...

Dampening Global Financial Shocks: Can Macroprudential Regulation Help (More than Capital Controls)?

Dampening Global Financial Shocks: Can Macroprudential Regulation Help (More than Capital Controls)? »

Source: Dampening Global Financial Shocks: Can Macroprudential Regulation Help (More than Capital Controls)?

Volume/Issue: 2020/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Katharina Bergant , Francesco Grigoli , Niels-Jakob Hansen , and Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513547763

Keywords: Balance of payments, Financial crises, Monetary policy, Central banks, Interest rate policy, Macroprudential policies, capital controls., WP, capital control, VIX

We show that macroprudential regulation can considerably dampen the impact of global financial shocks on emerging markets. More specifically, a tighter level of regulation reduces the sensitivity of GDP growth to V...

Dampening Global Financial Shocks: Can Macroprudential Regulation Help (More than Capital Controls)?

Dampening Global Financial Shocks: Can Macroprudential Regulation Help (More than Capital Controls)? »

Volume/Issue: 2020/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Katharina Bergant , Francesco Grigoli , Niels-Jakob Hansen , and Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513547763.001

ISBN: 9781513547763

Keywords: Balance of payments, Financial crises, Monetary policy, Central banks, Interest rate policy, Macroprudential policies, capital controls., WP, capital control, VIX

We show that macroprudential regulation can considerably dampen the impact of global financial shocks on emerging markets. More specifically, a tighter level of regulation reduces the sensitivity of GDP growth to V...

Wealth Inequality and Private Savings: The Case of Germany

Wealth Inequality and Private Savings: The Case of Germany »

Volume/Issue: 2020/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mai Dao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513546063.001

ISBN: 9781513546063

Keywords: National income, Interest rates on deposits, Flow of funds, National accounts, Financial crises, Germany, wealth inequality, corporate saving, current account surplus., WP

This paper explores the interaction between corporate ownership concentration and private savings, and by extension, the current account balance in Germany. As high corporate savings largely reflected capital incom...

Wealth Inequality and Private Savings: The Case of Germany

Wealth Inequality and Private Savings: The Case of Germany »

Source: Wealth Inequality and Private Savings: The Case of Germany

Volume/Issue: 2020/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mai Dao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546063

Keywords: National income, Interest rates on deposits, Flow of funds, National accounts, Financial crises, Germany, wealth inequality, corporate saving, current account surplus., WP

This paper explores the interaction between corporate ownership concentration and private savings, and by extension, the current account balance in Germany. As high corporate savings largely reflected capital incom...