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The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges »

Source: The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513542379.006

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

Women in the Labor Force
			: The Role of Fiscal Policies

Women in the Labor Force : The Role of Fiscal Policies »

Volume/Issue: 2020/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Anna Fruttero , Daniel Gurara , Lisa Kolovich , Vivian Malta , Marina Mendes Tavares , Nino Tchelishvili , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 February 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513529134.006

ISBN: 9781513529134

Keywords: Gender, Labor force policy, Gender equality, Fiscal policy, Labor productivity, Poverty, Poverty and inequality, General equilibrium models, Labor force participation, Labor market policy

Despite the increase in female labor force participation over the past three decades, women still do not have the same opportunities as men to participate in economic activities in most countries. The average femal...

Women in the Labor Force

Women in the Labor Force »

Source: Women in the Labor Force : The Role of Fiscal Policies

Volume/Issue: 2020/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Anna Fruttero , Daniel Gurara , Lisa Kolovich , Vivian Malta , Marina Mendes Tavares , Nino Tchelishvili , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 February 2020

ISBN: 9781513529134

Keywords: Gender, Labor force policy, Gender equality, Fiscal policy, Labor productivity, Poverty, Poverty and inequality, General equilibrium models, Labor force participation, Labor market policy

Despite the increase in female labor force participation over the past three decades, women still do not have the same opportunities as men to participate in economic activities in most countries. The average femal...

Finance and Inequality1

Finance and Inequality1 »

Source: Finance and Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2020/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Martin Cihak , and Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513526546

Keywords: Financial crises, Financial systems, Financial services, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial institutions, SDN, inequality, Sahay, high inequality, financial service

The study examines empirical relationships between income inequality and three features of finance: depth (financial sector size relative to the economy), inclusion (access to and use of financial services by indiv...

Finance and Inequality

Finance and Inequality »

Volume/Issue: 2020/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Martin Cihak , and Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513526546.006

ISBN: 9781513526546

Keywords: Financial crises, Financial systems, Financial services, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial institutions, SDN, inequality, Sahay, high inequality, financial service

The study examines empirical relationships between income inequality and three features of finance: depth (financial sector size relative to the economy), inclusion (access to and use of financial services by indiv...

A Monitoring Framework for Global Financial Stability

A Monitoring Framework for Global Financial Stability »

Volume/Issue: 2019/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Tobias Adrian , Dong He , Nellie Liang , and Fabio Natalucci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498300339.006

ISBN: 9781498300339

Keywords: Financial stability, Macroprudential Policy, Financial crises, Real sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial institutions, Financial markets, financial conditions, financial condition, Gar

This paper describes the conceptual framework that guides assessments of financial stability risks for multilateral surveillance, as currently presented in the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). The framewor...

A Monitoring Framework for Global Financial Stability

A Monitoring Framework for Global Financial Stability »

Source: A Monitoring Framework for Global Financial Stability

Volume/Issue: 2019/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Tobias Adrian , Dong He , Nellie Liang , and Fabio Natalucci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 2019

ISBN: 9781498300339

Keywords: Financial stability, Macroprudential Policy, Financial crises, Real sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial institutions, Financial markets, financial conditions, financial condition, Gar

This paper describes the conceptual framework that guides assessments of financial stability risks for multilateral surveillance, as currently presented in the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). The framewor...

Economic Gains From Gender Inclusion

Economic Gains From Gender Inclusion »

Source: Economic Gains From Gender Inclusion : New Mechanisms, New Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2018/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Jorge Alvarez , Raphael Espinoza , and Chris Papageorgiou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484337127

Keywords: Labor force participation, Gender equality, Employment, Labor supply, Women, Gender Diversity; Female Labor Force Participation; Production Function; Structural Transformation

While progress has been made in increasing female labor force participation (FLFP) in the last 20 years, large gaps remain. The latest Fund research shows that improving gender diversity can result in larger econom...

Economic Gains From Gender Inclusion
			: New Mechanisms, New Evidence

Economic Gains From Gender Inclusion : New Mechanisms, New Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2018/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Jorge Alvarez , Raphael Espinoza , and Chris Papageorgiou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484337127.006

ISBN: 9781484337127

Keywords: Labor force participation, Gender equality, Employment, Labor supply, Women, Gender Diversity; Female Labor Force Participation; Production Function; Structural Transformation

While progress has been made in increasing female labor force participation (FLFP) in the last 20 years, large gaps remain. The latest Fund research shows that improving gender diversity can result in larger econom...