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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.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

6. Generating Sustainable Growth: Institutional Change1

6. Generating Sustainable Growth: Institutional Change1 »

Source: From Crisis to Convergence : Charting a Course for Portugal

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Dmitry Gershenson , Albert Jaeger , and Subir Lall

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513597225

Keywords: Stabilization policy, Fiscal stabilization, Stabilization programs, Economic stabilization, debt, labor, labor market, investment, market

Minimizing rent-seeking and improving education will channel the country’s resources to productive uses and enhance growth prospects. Starting in the early 2000s, Portugal’s growth stag...

Global Aging and Fiscal Policy with International Labor Mobility

Global Aging and Fiscal Policy with International Labor Mobility »

Source: Global Aging and Fiscal Policy with International Labor Mobility : A Political Economy Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2005/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mehmet Tosun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451861594

Keywords: population aging, overlapping generations, endogenous fiscal policy, international labor mobility, international capital mobility, aging, labor mobility, social security, labor migration, Economic Growth of Open Economies

This paper uses an overlapping generations model with international labor mobility and a politically responsive fiscal policy to examine aging in developed and developing regions. Migrant workers change the politic...

Global FinancialS tability ReportWorld markets resilient, but medium-term vulnerabilities building

Global FinancialS tability ReportWorld markets resilient, but medium-term vulnerabilities building »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 34, Issue 17

Volume/Issue: 34/17

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 September 2005

ISBN: 9781451938883

Keywords: tax treaties, international monetary fund, tax policy, economic outlook

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

The Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model (GIMF) - Theoretical Structure

The Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model (GIMF) - Theoretical Structure »

Source: The Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model (GIMF) - Theoretical Structure

Volume/Issue: 2010/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Douglas Laxton , Susanna Mursula , Michael Kumhof , and Dirk Muir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451962734

Keywords: Fiscal Policy Rules, Monetary Policy Rules, Multi-Region DSGE Models, Overlapping Generations Households, Liquidity Constrained Households, Financial Accelerator, Macro-Financial Linkages, Raw Materials Sector, investment goods, fiscal stimulus

This working paper presents a comprehensive overview of the theoretical structure of the Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model (GIMF), a multi-region dynamic general equilibrium model that is used by the IMF...

26. Global Safe Asset Shortage: The Role of Central Banks

26. Global Safe Asset Shortage: The Role of Central Banks »

Source: Progress and Confusion : The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

ISBN: 9780262034623

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial stability, Financial risk, Exchange rate management, Capital flows, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Financial Crises, Macroeconomics; capital flows;

My assignment is to talk primarily about international liquidity provision and interlinkages of central banks’ policies … I know what I’m expected to say about these topics, and I know that most attendees an...

Global Surveillance: Emerging Sovereign Debt Markets Appear Less Vulnerable

Global Surveillance: Emerging Sovereign Debt Markets Appear Less Vulnerable »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 10

Volume/Issue: 35/10

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451968187

Keywords: international monetary fund, exchange rate, international trade, low inflation, Foreign investments, Consensus (social Sciences), Doha Round (2001-), Economic Development. Government Policy, Economic Shocks, Export Taxation

De Rato on global imbalances; Committee to study IMF finances; IMF management change; Country briefs: Maldives, Israel; Emerging soverign debt markets; Euro area imbalances; Preference erosion; Import protection; E...

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States »

Source: Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States

Volume/Issue: 2015/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Delechat , John Clark JR , Pranav Gupta , Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi , Mesmin Koulet-Vickot , Carla Macario , Toomas Orav , Manuel Rosales Torres , Rene Tapsoba , Dmitry Zhdankin , and Susan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498392570

Keywords: fragile states, revenue, investment, poverty, public investment, safety nets, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, One, Two

Like other fragile sub-Saharan African countries, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are seeking to harness their natural resource potential in the context of ambitious development strategies. This st...

How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows*

How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows* »

Source: How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows

Volume/Issue: 2017/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , Stijn Claessens , and Andrew Rose

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484316603

Keywords: Capital flows, Globalization, Monetary policy, Financial cycles, Panel analysis, Cross-country analysis, Capital market volatility, empirical; data; center; country; panel; fit; VIX; equity; bonds; FDI; credit, empirical, data

This study quantifies the importance of a Global Financial Cycle (GFCy) for capital flows. We use capital flow data dis-aggregated by direction and type between 1990Q1 and 2015Q5 for 85 countries, and conventional...

IIF recommendations: Improvements in global financial system hinge on transparency and management of risk

IIF recommendations: Improvements in global financial system hinge on transparency and management of risk »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 28, Issue 07

Volume/Issue: 28/7

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451933574

Keywords: international monetary fund, central bank, economic policy, budget surplus

IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus visited Moscow from March 27 to March 29 and met with Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov and other senior officials. On March 29, Camdessus and Primakov issued a joint co...

Financial Inclusion
			: Can it Meet Multiple Macroeconomic Goals?

Financial Inclusion : Can it Meet Multiple Macroeconomic Goals? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/17

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Ratna Sahay , Martin Cihak , Papa N'Diaye , Adolfo Barajas , Srobona Mitra , Annette Kyobe , Yen Mooi , and Reza Yousefi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513585154.006

ISBN: 9781513585154

Keywords: Financial services, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Household credit, Business enterprises, Financial sector, Income inequality, Gender, Economic stability, Financial stability

Using several recently available global datasets, this Staff Discussion Note examines macroeconomic effects of financial inclusion. It finds significant benefits to economic growth from financial inclusion, but the...