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Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe

Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

The Spring EUR REO projects the economic outlook for the region for the next six months.

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department

Seizing the Momentum

The Spring 2018 WHD REO projects the economic outlook for the region over the next six months.

Labor Market Duality in Korea

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Labor Market Duality in Korea »

Volume/Issue: 2018/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Johanna Schauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484357934.001

ISBN: 9781484357934

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Korea, Republic of, Korea, Labor market duality, flexicurity, Labor Economics Policies, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

Labor market duality is a complex and critical issue for many countries that can lower productivity, contribute to inequality and result in negative externalities. In this paper, I study duality in the Korean labor...

Georgia
			: Technical Assistance Report-Enhancing the Fiscal Rules

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Georgia : Technical Assistance Report-Enhancing the Fiscal Rules »

Volume/Issue: 2018/132

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484358207.002

ISBN: 9781484358207

Georgia has legislated numerical fiscal rules for the main fiscal aggregates. The Economic Liberty Act (ELA), which was adopted in 2011 and came into force in 2014, defines numerical upper limits for the state debt...

Empirical Estimation of Fiscal Multipliers in MENA Oil-Exporting Countries with an Application to Algeria

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Empirical Estimation of Fiscal Multipliers in MENA Oil-Exporting Countries with an Application to Algeria »

Volume/Issue: 2018/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maria Elkhdari , Moez Souissi , and Andrew Jewell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484357972.001

ISBN: 9781484357972

Keywords: Algeria, Middle East, Fiscal policy; State-dependent multipliers; Output gap; Spending direction; Algeria; Structural Vector Autoregressive Model; Local Projection Methodology, Fiscal policy, State-dependent multipliers, Output gap, Spending direction, Structural Vector Autoregressive Model, Local Projection Methodology, Model Construction and Estimation

At a time when Algeria must undertake considerable fiscal consolidation to restore sustainability, the issue of fiscal multipliers has come to the fore. This paper estimates short-term and long-term fiscal multipli...

Effectiveness of Internal Audit and Oversight at Central Banks: Safeguards Findings - Trends and Observations

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Effectiveness of Internal Audit and Oversight at Central Banks: Safeguards Findings - Trends and Observations »

Volume/Issue: 2018/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elie Chamoun , and Riaan van Greuning

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484357965.001

ISBN: 9781484357965

Keywords: Governance, Internal audit, central bank, audit committee, General

Experience under the safeguards policy has shown that central banks continued to strengthen their safeguards frameworks, but that vulnerabilities prevailed in the areas of internal audit and oversight by the audit...

Does Financial Tranquility Call for Stringent Regulation?

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Does Financial Tranquility Call for Stringent Regulation? »

Volume/Issue: 2018/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deepal Basak , and Yunhui Zhao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484357996.001

ISBN: 9781484357996

Keywords: Financial stability, Financial regulation, Learning, Externality, Macroprudential, General, Government Policy and Regulation

Consistent with the Minsky hypothesis and the 'volatility paradox' (Brunnermeier and Sannikov, 2014), recent empirical evidence suggests that financial crises tend to follow prolonged periods of financial stability...

Excerpt: Realizing Indonesia's Economic Potential

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Excerpt: Realizing Indonesia's Economic Potential »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/DIEPEAEX.073

ISBN: DIEPEAEX

Keywords: Bank Indonesia, Indonesia

Analytical work on Indonesian macroeconomic and financial issues, with an overarching theme on building institutions and policies for prosperity and inclusive growth. The book begins with a 20-year economic overvie...

On the Macroeconomic Consequences of Over-Optimism

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On the Macroeconomic Consequences of Over-Optimism »

Volume/Issue: 2018/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Beaudry , and Tim Willems

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484354889.001

ISBN: 9781484354889

Keywords: Recessions, noise shocks, sentiment, forecasts

Is over-optimism about a country's future growth perspective good for an economy, or does over-optimism also come with costs? In this paper we provide evidence that recessions, fiscal problems, as well as Balance o...

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
			: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/127

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484357576.002

ISBN: 9781484357576

Keywords: Middle East, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of

The three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) was approved on July 20, 2016 in an amount of SDR 32.38 million (US$44.9 million, or 10 percent of quota). The first and second reviews under the...

Costa Rica
			: Technical Assistance Report-Revenue Administration Gap Analysis Program-Tax Gap Analysis for General Sales and Corporate Income Tax

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Costa Rica : Technical Assistance Report-Revenue Administration Gap Analysis Program-Tax Gap Analysis for General Sales and Corporate Income Tax »

Volume/Issue: 2018/124

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484356777.002

ISBN: 9781484356777

Keywords: Costa Rica, Western Hemisphere

This report presents the estimates of tax gaps for general sales tax (GST) and corporate income tax (CIT) in Costa Rica by applying the methodology of the IMF's RA-GAP (Revenue Administration - Gap Analysis Progra...

Colombia
			: Selected Issues

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Colombia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/129

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484357743.002

ISBN: 9781484357743

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Colombia

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