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Institutional Reform in Transition Economies

Institutional Reform in Transition Economies »

Source: Institutional Reform in Transition Economies : How Far Have they Come

Volume/Issue: 2001/114

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Beatrice Weder

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451853797

Keywords: Institutions, transition economies, institutional quality, institutional conditions, accession countries, Comparative Studies of Countries, Transition Countries,

This paper examines how institutional conditions in transition economies compare with those in the rest of the world using various indicators of governance. The focus is on the countries in Central and Eastern Euro...

Make in India

Make in India »

Source: Make in India : Which Exports Can Drive the Next Wave of Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2015/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rahul Anand , Kalpana Kochhar , and Saurabh Mishra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2015

ISBN: 9781513597393

Keywords: Growth, Innovations, transport, travel, vehicles, transportation, infrastructure, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Comparative Studies of Countries,

Structural transformation depends not only on how much countries export but also on what they export and with whom they trade. This paper breaks new ground in analyzing India's exports by the technological content,...

Addressing the Natural Resource Curse

Addressing the Natural Resource Curse »

Source: Addressing the Natural Resource Curse : An Illustration From Nigeria

Volume/Issue: 2003/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian , and Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856064

Keywords: institutions, growth, natural resource, oil revenues, oil prices, natural gas, Economywide Country Studies: Africa, Comparative Studies of Countries, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity, Economywide Country Studies,

Some natural resources-oil and minerals in particular-exert a negative and nonlinear impact on growth via their deleterious impact on institutional quality. We show this result to be very robust. The Nigerian exper...

Fiscal Reforms, Long-term Growth and Income Inequality1

Fiscal Reforms, Long-term Growth and Income Inequality1 »

Source: Fiscal Reforms, Long-term Growth and Income Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2017/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Santiago Acosta Ormaechea , Takuji Komatsuzaki , and Carolina Correa-Caro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303689

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Synthetic Control Method, Structural Reform, General, Comparative Studies of Countries

We estimate the effects on growth of nine fiscal reform episodes in seven high-income countries using the Synthetic Control Method. These episodes are selected using an indicator-based approach applied to the evalu...

You Say You Want A Revolution

You Say You Want A Revolution »

Source: You Say You Want A Revolution : Information Technology and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2002/70

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Morsink , and Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849165

Keywords: growth, tfp, edp, gdp per capita, gdp growth, Comparative Studies of Countries,

The information technology (IT) revolution has arrived, but how much will it change the world? It has been established that IT is contributing to labor productivity growth through both increases in the levels of IT...

Customs Administration Reform and Modernization in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, 1995–2010

Customs Administration Reform and Modernization in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, 1995–2010 »

Source: Customs Administration Reform and Modernization in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, 1995-2010

Volume/Issue: 2012/259

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gilles Montagnat-Rentier , and Gilles Parent

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475558180

Keywords: francophone, reform, modernization, revenue, customs, customs administrations, customs duties, import duties, Other, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper outlines reforms that have been achieved in the modernization of the customs administrations of francophone sub-Saharan (African) countries since the mid-1990s. It also highlights the remaining issues in...

Can a Government Enhance Long-Run Growth by Changing the Composition of Public Expenditure?

Can a Government Enhance Long-Run Growth by Changing the Composition of Public Expenditure? »

Source: Can a Government Enhance Long-Run Growth by Changing the Composition of Public Expenditure?

Volume/Issue: 2013/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Santiago Acosta Ormaechea , and Atsuyoshi Morozumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2013

ISBN: 9781475550597

Keywords: panel-data analysis, expenditure, total expenditure, public expenditure, expenditures, General, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper studies the effects of public expenditure reallocations on long-run growth. To do this, we assemble a new dataset based on the IMF’s GFS yearbook for the period 1970-2010 and 56 countries (14 low-...

Will the Doha Round Lead to Preference Erosion?

Will the Doha Round Lead to Preference Erosion? »

Source: Will the Doha Round Lead to Preference Erosion?

Volume/Issue: 2006/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Romalis , and Mary Amiti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862706

Keywords: Preference erosion, comparative advantage, tariff cuts, average tariff, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

This paper assesses the effects of reducing tariffs under the Doha Round on market access for developing countries. It shows that for many developing countries, actual preferential access is less generous than it a...

The Quest for Higher Growth in the WAEMU Region

The Quest for Higher Growth in the WAEMU Region »

Source: The Quest for Higher Growth in the WAEMU Region : The Role of Accelerations and Decelerations

Volume/Issue: 2011/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462313310

Keywords: growth accelerations and decelerations, WAEMU, monetary fund, macroeconomic stability, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa, Comparative Studies of Countries,

With the exception of Burkina Faso and Mali, the growth experience for WAEMU countries has been disappointing, even when compared to other sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. The main objective of the paper is to...

Guyana

Guyana »

Source: Guyana : Why Has Growth Stopped? An Empirical Study on the Stagnation of Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2007/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Judith Gold , Ruben Atoyan , and Cornelia Staritz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866506

Keywords: institutions, growth rates, growth accounting, private investment, capital formation, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Comparative Studies of Countries,

After a period of exceptionally strong economic performance, Guyana's growth has stagnated since 1998. The paper tries to identify the factors that can explain this dramatic deterioration in economic performance. T...