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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.

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.

Forum: Globalization: Choice or Fact of Life?

Forum: Globalization: Choice or Fact of Life? »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 09

Volume/Issue: 35/9

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451968132

Keywords: international monetary fund, debt, budget, Labor market, Budget Policy and Planning, Cost-benefit Analysis, Debtor and Creditor, Economic Development. Finance, Economic History, Financial Liberalization

Funding the IMF; Middle East and Central Asia economic outlook; Is globalization a choice?; Latin American reform; Trade conference; Aid effectiveness; Long-term interest rates in G7 countries; Wage flexibility; Jo...

Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality1

Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality1 »

Source: Functional Income Distribution and Its Role in Explaining Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2015/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maura Francese , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513549828

Keywords: inequality, distribution, factor income distribution, wage share, income, gini index, income inequality, labor income, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, General

This paper is motivated by two parallel trends: the declining labor share of income and increasing inequality. Micro and macroeconomic data, covering up to 93 countries between 1970 and 2013, are used to assess whe...

7. Generating Sustainable Growth: A Firm-Level Perspective on Structural Reforms1

7. Generating Sustainable Growth: A Firm-Level Perspective on Structural Reforms1 »

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

Structural reforms were hoped to increase the scale and number of high-performing firms, which also tend to be exporting firms. Based on the results of a firm survey conducted by IMF staff, ther...

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 Linkages Pre-Conference

Global Linkages Pre-Conference »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, September 2002

Volume/Issue: 3/3

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2002

ISBN: 9781451928075

Keywords: tfp, growth accounting, capital accumulation, labor productivity, productivity growth

The IMF Research Bulletin, a quarterly publication, selectively summarizes research and analytical work done by various departments at the IMF, and also provides a listing of research documents and other research-r...

Global Market Power and its Macroeconomic Implications

Global Market Power and its Macroeconomic Implications »

Source: Global Market Power and its Macroeconomic Implications

Volume/Issue: 2018/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Federico Diez , Daniel Leigh , and Suchanan Tambunlertchai

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484361672

Keywords: Investment, Market power, markup, concentration, innovation, labor share, General

We estimate the evolution of markups of publicly traded firms in 74 economies from 1980-2016. In advanced economies, markups have increased by an average of 39 percent since 1980. The increase is broad-based across...

Global Migration

Global Migration »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2006

Volume/Issue: 43/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451922486

Keywords: migration, international monetary fund, mass migration, emigration, Labor market, Dividends, Economists, Emigration And Immigration. History, European Economic And Monetary Union (emu), Finance

The Economics of Demographics provides a detailed look at how the biggest demographic upheaval in history is affecting global development. The issue explores demographic change and the effects of population aging f...

Globalization and Income Inequality

Globalization and Income Inequality »

Source: Globalization and Income Inequality : A European Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2007/169

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Harjes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867336

Keywords: wage, wages, labor share, labor markets, labor market, Globlization,

There is growing concern in Europe over the impact of globalization on high and evenly shared living standards. These concerns have often surfaced in response to falling labor income shares in aggregate national in...

How Do Fiscal and Labor Policies in France Affect Inequality?

How Do Fiscal and Labor Policies in France Affect Inequality? »

Source: How Do Fiscal and Labor Policies in France Affect Inequality?

Volume/Issue: 2016/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raphael Espinoza , and Esther Perez Ruiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 February 2016

ISBN: 9781513515960

Keywords: redistribution, market income inequality, labor market policies, fiscal policies, labor, unemployment, minimum wage, workers, income distribution, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

This paper explores the impact of fiscal and labor market policies on efficiency, inequality, and fiscal outcomes in France. We extend the general equilibrium model calibrated for France by Alla and others (2015),...