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Macroeconomic Challenges with EU Accession in Southeastern Europe

Macroeconomic Challenges with EU Accession in Southeastern Europe »

Source: Macroeconomic Challenges with EU Accession in Southeastern Europe : An Overview

Volume/Issue: 2006/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863000

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, macroeconomic stability, monetary policy, exchange rate anchor, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

The paper reviews key macroeconomic challenges with EU accession in Southeastern Europe (SEE). Most of the countries in the region are years away from EU accession and need substantial progress to meet the key macr...

Growth in Switzerland

Growth in Switzerland »

Source: Growth in Switzerland : Can Better Growth Be Sustained?

Volume/Issue: 2002/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anastassios Gagales

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2002

ISBN: 9781451857160

Keywords: gdp growth, growth rate, international standards, total factor productivity, gdp per capita, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

Swiss growth performance in the past quarter century has been mediocre. The paper finds that conditional income convergence contributes significantly to slow growth and the poor performance of the domestically orie...

Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997

Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997 »

Source: Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997 : Achievements And Remaining Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2002/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Volker Treichel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

ISBN: 9781451974508

Keywords: Economic stabilization, Albania, Albania, macroeconomic stabilization, structural reform, deficit, interest, budget, balance of payments, interest rates

This paper assesses the effectiveness of stabilization policies and structural reforms in Albania since 1997 and seeks to identify the remaining key challenges in various policy areas. It also draws lessons for oth...

Productivity in the OECD Countries

Productivity in the OECD Countries »

Source: Productivity in the OECD Countries : A Critical Appraisal of the Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2001/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): César Calderón

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2001

ISBN: 9781451851281

Keywords: total factor productivity (TFP), cross-country productivity differentials, tfp, r &;amp; d, total factor productivity, growth rates, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

The failure of the neoclassical growth model to account for differences in output per worker across countries has suggested that these differences should be driven by cross-country differences in total factor produ...

Sectoral Composition of Foreign Direct Investment and External Vulnerability in Eastern Europe

Sectoral Composition of Foreign Direct Investment and External Vulnerability in Eastern Europe »

Source: Sectoral Composition of Foreign Direct Investment and External Vulnerability in Eastern Europe

Volume/Issue: 2011/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Kinoshita

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455263400

Keywords: Central Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, external vulnerability, fdi, investment, direct investment, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

In the run up to the global crisis, countries in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe attracted large capital inflows and some of them built up large external imbalances. This paper investigates whether these im...

Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria

Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria »

Source: Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria : Restarting the Convergence Engine

Volume/Issue: 2012/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cyril Pouvelle , and Pritha Mitra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503678

Keywords: Cross-Country Convergence, labor productivity, job creation, labor market, Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria: Restarting the Convergence Engine, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

Labor productivity levels in Bulgaria lag well behind that in the EU, weighing on the convergence process. Stronger productivity growth would allow Bulgaria to close the income gap with the EU average more quickly...

Leading Indicators of Growth and Inflation in Turkey

Leading Indicators of Growth and Inflation in Turkey »

Source: Leading Indicators of Growth and Inflation in Turkey

Volume/Issue: 2002/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daniel Leigh , and Marco Rossi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875546

Keywords: Growth, inflation, combination forecasts, monetary policy, central bank, monetary aggregate, foreign exchange, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: Forecasting and Simulation

Growth and inflation in Turkey have been volatile over the last two decades. It would, therefore, be useful to identify indicators that anticipate economic conditions and inflation. This paper investigates the pred...

Beyond the Crisis

Beyond the Crisis »

Source: Beyond the Crisis : Revisiting Emerging Europe's Growth Model

Volume/Issue: 2010/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruben Atoyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982565

Keywords: sustainable economic growth, sources of growth, external vulnerabilities, economic growth, capital inflows, growth model, capital flows, private capital flows, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

Focusing on the nexus between economic growth and buildup of external vulnerabilities, this paper provides a systematic account of different growth strategies followed in Central and Eastern Europe in 2000-08 and t...

Regional Disparities and Transfer Policies in Russia

Regional Disparities and Transfer Policies in Russia »

Source: Regional Disparities and Transfer Policies in Russia : Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2001/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , and Shlomo Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451860115

Keywords: Russia, regional disparities, horizontal imbalances, transfers, expenditures, expenditure, expenditure needs, intergovernmental transfers, fiscal capacity, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General

In this paper we examine economic disparities across regions in Russia and offer a theoretical treatment of various transfer rules between different regions. We analyze the principle of partial equalization, which...

Is Asia Prepared for an Aging Population?

Is Asia Prepared for an Aging Population? »

Source: Is Asia Prepared for an Aging Population?

Volume/Issue: 2006/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865325

Keywords: retirement, health care, pension, health insurance, medical care, Analysis of Health Care Markets, Health Production, Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education

Many Asian countries (such as China, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines) will experience a significant aging of their populations during the next several decades. This paper...