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The Global Financial Crisis and Workers' Remittances to Africa

The Global Financial Crisis and Workers' Remittances to Africa »

Source: The Global Financial Crisis and Workers' Remittances to Africa : What's the Damage?

Volume/Issue: 2010/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Adolfo Barajas , Anjali Garg , and Connel Fullenkamp

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451962413

Keywords: global crisis, remittance, migrant, host country, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Using data on the distribution of migrants from Africa, GDP growth forecasts for host countries, and after estimating remittance multipliers in recipient countries, this paper estimates the impact of the global eco...

Determinants of, and the Relation Between, Foreign Direct Investment and Growth

Determinants of, and the Relation Between, Foreign Direct Investment and Growth »

Source: Determinants of, and the Relation Between, Foreign Direct Investment and Growth : A Summary of the Recent Literature

Volume/Issue: 2001/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ewe-Ghee Lim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451858754

Keywords: determinants, fdi, direct investment, foreign investment, foreign investors, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, General,

This paper summarizes recent arguments/findings on two aspects of foreign direct investment (FDI): its correlation with economic growth and its determinants. The first part focuses on recent literature regarding po...

What Undermines Aid's Impact on Growth?

What Undermines Aid's Impact on Growth? »

Source: What Undermines Aid's Impact on Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2005/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian , and Raghuram Rajan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861457

Keywords: Growth, Competitiveness, exchange rate, standard deviation, real exchange rate, exchange rate overvaluation, standard errors, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

We examine one of the most important and intriguing puzzles in economics: why it is so hard to find a robust effect of aid on the long-term growth of poor countries, even those with good policies. We look for a pos...

Productivity Trends in India's Manufacturing Sectors in the Last Two Decades

Productivity Trends in India's Manufacturing Sectors in the Last Two Decades »

Source: Productivity Trends in India's Manufacturing Sectors in the Last Two Decades

Volume/Issue: 2003/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bulent Unel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451843996

Keywords: factor productivity, tfp, growth rates, labor shares, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, General Aggregative Models: General,

Starting in the late 1970s, the Indian authorities implemented a series of reforms aimed at exposing the economy to greater competition and at liberalizing key aspects of economic activity. This paper investigates...

Public Capital and Growth

Public Capital and Growth »

Source: Public Capital and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2010/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serkan Arslanalp , Fabian Bornhorst , Sanjeev Gupta , and Elsa Sze

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201860

Keywords: public capital, capital stock, private capital, investment rate, private investment, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper estimates the impact of public capital on economic growth for forty-eight OECD and non-OECD countries during 1960 - 2001. Using the production function and its extensions, it finds a positive - but conca...

Potential Output and total Factor Productivity Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Potential Output and total Factor Productivity Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa »

Source: Potential Output and total Factor Productivity Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Volume/Issue: 2003/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vivek Arora , and Ashok Bhundia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451858976

Keywords: output gap, tfp, inflation, real gdp, gdp growth, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper provides estimates of potential output growth in post-apartheid South Africa using both time trend techniques and a production function approach which indicates a potential growth rate of around 3 percen...

Competition and Firm Productivity

Competition and Firm Productivity »

Source: Competition and Firm Productivity : Evidence from Firm-Level Data

Volume/Issue: 2010/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Schiffbauer , and Sandra Ospina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982114

Keywords: regulation, entry costs, survey, correlation, instrumental variables, heteroscedasticity, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper presents empirical evidence on the impact of competition on firm productivity. Using firm-level observations from the World Bank Enterprise Survey database, we find a positive and robust causal relations...

Inclusive Growth, Institutions, and the Underground Economy

Inclusive Growth, Institutions, and the Underground Economy »

Source: Inclusive Growth, Institutions, and the Underground Economy

Volume/Issue: 2012/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adil Mohommad , Anoop Singh , and Sonali Jain-Chandra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463937089

Keywords: institutions, law, property rights, regulatory burden, institutional development, income tax rate, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Worldwide protests against the perceived lack of economic opportunity and failure of governance have refocused attention on the need for inclusive growth and strong institutions. In developing countries, large info...

The Tax System in India

The Tax System in India »

Source: The Tax System in India : Could Reform Spur Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2006/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helene Poirson Ward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

ISBN: 9781451863536

Keywords: Growth, Tax Reform, tax system, taxation, tax burden, tax wedge, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper assesses the effects of India's tax system on growth, through the level and productivity of private investment. Comparison of India's indicators of effective tax rates and tax revenue productivity with o...

Grants Versus Loans

Grants Versus Loans »

Source: Grants Versus Loans

Volume/Issue: 2004/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hulya Ulku , and Tito Cordella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

ISBN: 9781451857849

Keywords: Aid policies, concessionality, empirical growth models, statistics, outliers, samples, predictions, indebted countries, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Under what conditions should grants be preferred to loans? To answer this question, we present a simple model à la Krugman (1988) and show that, for any given level of developmental assistance, the optimal degree o...