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India »

Source: India : Is the Rising Tide Lifting All Boats?

Volume/Issue: 2008/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Petia Topalova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869163

Keywords: inequality, consumption growth, growth rate, growth rates, pro-poor growth,

While many have celebrated India's accelerating economic growth, some have expressed concern about the distributional impacts of the growth process. Cognizant of the vulnerability of its large population below pove...

India

India »

Source: India : Defining and Explaining Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction

Volume/Issue: 2014/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rahul Anand , Volodymyr Tulin , and Naresh Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484354230

Keywords: state level growth, inequality, consumption growth, social mobility, social spending, Institutions and Growth, Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution,

We document the evolution of poverty and inequality across Indian states during the recent period of rapid growth (2004-09), and examine the role of growth and distribution in reducing poverty. Robust economic grow...

Inequality, Leverage and Crises

Inequality, Leverage and Crises »

Source: Inequality, Leverage and Crises

Volume/Issue: 2010/268

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Ranciere , and Michael Kumhof

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455210756

Keywords: consumption inequality, distributional conflict, leverage, default risk, global solution methods, probability, calibration, survey, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving

The paper studies how high leverage and crises can arise as a result of changes in the income distribution. Empirically, the periods 1920-1929 and 1983-2008 both exhibited a large increase in the income share of th...

Innocent Bystanders? Monetary Policy and Inequality in the U.S.

Innocent Bystanders? Monetary Policy and Inequality in the U.S. »

Source: Innocent Bystanders? Monetary Policy and Inequality in the U.S.

Volume/Issue: 2012/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Silvia , Lorenz Kueng , Olivier Coibion , and Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505498

Keywords: Consumption Inequality, inflation, contractionary monetary policy, inflation target, monetary shocks, Business Fluctuations, And Cycles, money And Interest Rates, monetary Policy, Central Banking

We study the effects and historical contribution of monetary policy shocks to consumption and income inequality in the United States since 1980. Contractionary monetary policy actions systematically increase inequa...

International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era

International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era »

Source: International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era

Volume/Issue: 2009/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Akito Matsumoto , Robert Flood , and Nancy Marion

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873566

Keywords: International risk sharing, incomplete market, risk sharing, emerging markets, private consumption, income growth, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Saving, Production, Employment

Though theory suggests financial globalization should improve international risk sharing, empirical support has been limited. We develop a simple welfare-based measure that captures how far countries are from the i...

Lucas vs. Lucas

Lucas vs. Lucas »

Source: Lucas vs. Lucas : On Inequality and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2007/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juan Carlos Cordoba , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865813

Keywords: Welfare costs, inequality, social welfare, country inequality, welfare function, welfare measures, Distribution, General Aggregative Models, Consumption, Saving

Lucas (2004) asserts that "Of the tendencies that are harmful to sound economics, the most seductive, and in my opinion the most poisonous, is to focus on questions of distribution... The potential for improving th...

Oil Prices and the Global Economy

Oil Prices and the Global Economy »

Source: Oil Prices and the Global Economy

Volume/Issue: 2017/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Zoltan Jakab , Douglas Laxton , Akito Matsumoto , Armen Nurbekyan , Hou Wang , and Jiaxiong Yao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475572360

Keywords: Oil prices, Oil sector, Supply and demand, Oil production, Econometric models, Oil market; macroeconomic model; depletion; consumption efficiency; technology; cycle.

This paper presents a simple macroeconomic model of the oil market. The model incorporates features of oil supply such as depletion, endogenous oil exploration and extraction, as well as features of oil demand such...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2010
			: Asia and Pacific: Leading the Global Recovery, Rebalancing for the Medium Term

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2010 : Asia and Pacific: Leading the Global Recovery, Rebalancing for the Medium Term »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 April 2010

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069909.086

ISBN: 9781589069909

Keywords: capital inflows, domestic demand, inflation, monetary policy, commodity prices, cost of capital, capital inflow, capital goods, net capital, excess liquidity

One year after the deepest recession in recent history, Asia is leading the global recovery. The Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific discusses the near-term outlook for the region, as well as the medium-ter...

A Tale of Transition A Tale of Transition: An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in Urban China, 1986-20091

A Tale of Transition A Tale of Transition: An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in Urban China, 1986-20091 »

Source: A Tale of Transition : An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in Urban China, 1986-2009

Volume/Issue: 2016/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Haiyan Ding , and Hui He

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475560008

Keywords: Time series, China, People's Republic of, Consumption distribution, Transition economies, Income distribution, China, Asia and Pacific, Household expenditures, Household survey data, Income inequality

This paper is the first comprehensive empirical study of earnings, income, and consumption inequality in urban China from 1986 to 2009, using unique micro-level data from the Urban Household Survey (UHS). The paper...

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies »

Source: The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies : A Review of Evidence for Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Javier Arze del Granado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205325

Keywords: fuel subsidies, impact of subsidy reform, distribution of fuel consumption, subsidies, fuel prices, subsidy, fuel price, fuel consumption, Taxation, and Revenue: General

This paper reviews evidence on the impact of fuel subsidy reform on household welfare in developing countries. On average, the burden of subsidy reform is neutrally distributed across income groups; a $0.25 decreas...