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Emerging from the Global Crisis
			: Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Emerging from the Global Crisis : Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616350734.087

ISBN: 9781616350734

Keywords: Economic growth, Low-income developing countries, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, public debt, current account, fiscal policy, exchange rate, current account deficits

Although the impact of the global crisis has been severe, real per capita GDP growth stayed positive in two-thirds of low-income countries (LICs), unlike in previous global downturns, and in contrast to richer coun...

Effects of Financial Globalization on Developing Countries
			: Some Empirical Evidence

Effects of Financial Globalization on Developing Countries : Some Empirical Evidence »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ayhan Kose , Kenneth Rogoff , Eswar Prasad , and Shang-Jin Wei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062214.084

ISBN: 9781589062214

Keywords: Developing countries, capital flows, financial integration, globalization, capital inflows, financial globalization

This study provides a candid, systematic, and critical review of recent evidence on this complex subject. Based on a review of the literature and some new empirical evidence, it finds that (1) in spite of an appare...

The Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks on Inequality

The Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks on Inequality »

Source: The Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks on Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2016/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , Prakash Loungani , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475563092

Keywords: Time series, Monetary policy, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Panel analysis, Income inequality, monetary policy; monetary policy shocks; income inequality, monetary policy shocks, Equity, Justice

This paper provides new evidence of the effect of monetary policy shocks on income inequality. Using a measure of unanticipated changes in policy rates for a panel of 32 advanced and emerging market countries over...

Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World*

Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World* »

Source: Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World

Volume/Issue: 2017/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gail Cohen , João Tovar Jalles , Prakash Loungani , and Ricardo Marto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484316702

Keywords: Environmental policy, Developing countries, Developed countries, Globalization, Greenhouse gas emissions, Gross domestic product, Cross-country analysis, Emissions, Environmental Okuns Law, Environmental Kuznets Curve

Recent discussions of the extent of decoupling between greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and real gross domestic product (GDP) provide mixed evidence and have generated much debate. We show that to get a clear picture...

The Exposure to Routinization: Labor Market Implications for Developed and Developing Economies1

The Exposure to Routinization: Labor Market Implications for Developed and Developing Economies1 »

Source: The Exposure to Routinization: Labor Market Implications for Developed and Developing Economies

Volume/Issue: 2018/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mitali Das , and Benjamin Hilgenstock

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484361900

Keywords: Labor markets, Globalization, Income distribution, Information technology, Employment, Developing countries, Wages, Labor force, Polarization, routine occupations

Evidence that the automation of routine tasks has contributed to the polarization of labor markets has been documented for many developed economies, but little is known about its incidence in developing economies....

Inequality and Unsustainable Growth
			: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Inequality and Unsustainable Growth : Two Sides of the Same Coin? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/8

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463926564.006

ISBN: 9781463926564

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Developed countries, Economic growth, Emerging markets, Income distribution, Poverty reduction, sustainable growth, per capita income, external debt, external shocks

This note raises the IMF’s profile on a number of issues related to inequality, unemployment, governance, etc. It builds on earlier empirical work that examined correlations between growth downbreaks/duratio...

Dynamic Fuel Price Pass-Through
			: Evidence from a New Global Retail Fuel Price Database

Dynamic Fuel Price Pass-Through : Evidence from a New Global Retail Fuel Price Database »

Volume/Issue: 2016/254

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kangni Kpodar , and Chadi Abdallah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475563221.001

ISBN: 9781475563221

Keywords: Developed countries, Emerging markets, Europe, Gasoline prices, Fuels, Commodity price shocks, Price increases, Oil product prices, North Africa, Oil

This paper assesses the dynamic pass-through of crude oil price shocks to retail fuel prices using a novel database on monthly retail fuel prices for 162 countries. The impulse response functions suggest that on av...

Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World

Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World »

Volume/Issue: 2017/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gail Cohen , João Tovar Jalles , Prakash Loungani , and Ricardo Marto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484316702.001

ISBN: 9781484316702

Keywords: Environmental policy, Developing countries, Developed countries, Globalization, Greenhouse gas emissions, Gross domestic product, Cross-country analysis, Emissions, Environmental Okuns Law, Environmental Kuznets Curve

Recent discussions of the extent of decoupling between greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and real gross domestic product (GDP) provide mixed evidence and have generated much debate. We show that to get a clear picture...

Inequality in Good and Bad Times: A Cross-Country Approach

Inequality in Good and Bad Times: A Cross-Country Approach »

Volume/Issue: 2019/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Burcu Hacibedel , Pierre Mandon , Priscilla Muthoora , and Nathalie Pouokam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392911.001

ISBN: 9781484392911

Keywords: Developing countries, Inequality, Growth, Mediation analysis, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, General

This paper provides evidence of a strong relationship between the short-term dynamics of growth and inequality in developing economies. We find that reductions in inequality during growth upswings are largely rever...

Oil Shocks in a Global Perspective
			: Are they Really That Bad?

Oil Shocks in a Global Perspective : Are they Really That Bad? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tobias Rasmussen , and Agustin Roitman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462305254.001

ISBN: 9781462305254

Keywords: Oil importing economies, Oil shock episodes, Emerging and developing countries, Recycling of petrodollars, oil exporters, oil shock, oil importers, oil imports, International Economics: General, International Finance: General

Using a comprehensive global dataset, we outline stylized facts characterizing relationships between crude oil prices and macroeconomic developments across the world. Approaching the data from several angles, we fi...