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Israel
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Israel

Israel : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Israel »

Volume/Issue: 2017/75

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475589269.002

ISBN: 9781475589269

Keywords: Israel, Europe

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights the sound economic growth enjoyed by Israel, estimated at 4 percent in 2016 and supported by strong domestic demand and an export rebound. Unemployment declined to 4.4 p...

Israel
			: Technical Assistance Report- Consultations on the Work of the Banking Supervision Department of the Bank of Israel

Israel : Technical Assistance Report- Consultations on the Work of the Banking Supervision Department of the Bank of Israel »

Volume/Issue: 2016/177

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475529241.002

ISBN: 9781475529241

Keywords: Bank supervision, Central banks, Banking systems, Technical Assistance Reports, Israel

This paper first takes a historical perspective, studying the implications of the oil boom of the 2000s on industry structure and economy-wide productivity. It then examines progress with the ongoing transition thu...

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , David Coady , Frank Eich , Sanjeev Gupta , Alvar Kangur , Baoping Shang , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2016

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9787504979971.084

ISBN: 9787504979971

Keywords: Pension reforms, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Pensions, Government expenditures, Cross country analysis, emerging market economies, retirement, pensions, pension spending

Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as the population...

Inflation Targeting and Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Markets

Inflation Targeting and Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Markets »

Volume/Issue: 2015/228

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Ebeke , and Armand Fouejieu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513586267.001

ISBN: 9781513586267

Keywords: Inflation targeting, Exchange rate regime, Non-linearities, exchange rate, inflation, central bank, General, Globalization: General, All Countries,

This paper investigates the effects of the adoption of inflation targeting (IT) on the choice of exchange rate regime in emerging markets (EMs), conditional on certain macroeconomic conditions. Using a large sample...

Fiscal Consequences of Terrorism

Fiscal Consequences of Terrorism »

Volume/Issue: 2015/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik , and John Ricco

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513510965.001

ISBN: 9781513510965

Keywords: tax, revenue, attacks, share, General, National Security and War, All Countries,

This paper provides an empirical analysis of how the frequency and severity of terrorism affect government revenue and expenditure during the period 1970-2013 using a panel dataset on 153 countries. We find that te...

Israel
			: Selected Issues

Israel : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2015/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513594675.002

ISBN: 9781513594675

Keywords: product market, labor, employment, employment growth

This Selected Issues paper examines labor productivity in Israel. Israel's GDP per capita is low relative to the United States despite high labor input, as labor productivity is low. Catch-up of labor productivity...

Israel
			: Article  IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Israel

Israel : Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Israel »

Volume/Issue: 2015/261

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513536057.002

ISBN: 9781513536057

Keywords: inflation, investment, market, debt, exchange

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Israel's economy has been doing well and near-term growth prospects are favorable. Following growth of 2.6 percent in 2014, the economy is expected to expand by abo...

A Stock-Flow Accounting Model of the Labor Market
			: An Application to Israel

A Stock-Flow Accounting Model of the Labor Market : An Application to Israel »

Volume/Issue: 2015/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yossi Yakhin , and Natalya Presman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484360569.001

ISBN: 9781484360569

Keywords: Structural unemployment, Beveridge curve, SVAR with sign restrictions, unemployment, labor force, labor, labor supply, job, General,

The paper utilizes a theoretical stock-flow accounting model of the labor market, similar to Blanchard and Diamond (1989). Identifying restrictions are derived from the theoretical model and are imposed on a SVAR...

An Overview of Macroprudential Policy Tools

An Overview of Macroprudential Policy Tools »

Volume/Issue: 2014/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484358115.001

ISBN: 9781484358115

Keywords: externalities, market failures, procyclicality, systemic risks, banks, credit, risk, capital, Government Policy and Regulation, Government Policy and Regulation,

Macroprudential policies - caps on loan to value ratios, limits on credit growth and other balance sheets restrictions, (countercyclical) capital and reserve requirements and surcharges, and Pigouvian levies - have...

IEO Annual Report 2014

IEO Annual Report 2014 »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498350891.017

ISBN: 9781498350891

Keywords: evaluation, imf, forecasts, monitoring, quality

The 2014 Annual Report of the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund....