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Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU?

Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU? »

Source: Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU?

Volume/Issue: 1997/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1997

ISBN: 9781451974034

Keywords: European Economic and Monetary Union, Europe, Social security, unemployment, unemployment benefits, survivors ? pensions, payroll tax

Pursuant to the Treaty of Maastricht, members of the European Union (EU) intend to participate in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), in part through convergence toward specified limits on the overall deficit an...

Reforming Fiscal Governance in the European Union

Reforming Fiscal Governance in the European Union »

Source: Reforming Fiscal Governance in the European Union

Volume/Issue: 2015/9

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Michal Andrle , John Bluedorn , Luc Eyraud , Tidiane Kinda , Petya Koeva Brooks , Gerd Schwartz , and Anke Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 May 2015

ISBN: 9781498338288

Keywords: Fiscal reforms, Euro Area, European Economic and Monetary Union, Fiscal rules, Fiscal policy, Fiscal Governance, European Economic, Monetary Union, debt, expenditure

Successive reforms have brought many positive elements to the European Union's fiscal framework. But they have also increased its complexity. The current system involves an intricate set of fiscal constraints, whic...

Pros and Cons of Currency Board Arrangements in the Lead-Up to EU Accession and Participation in the Euro Zone

Pros and Cons of Currency Board Arrangements in the Lead-Up to EU Accession and Participation in the Euro Zone »

Source: Pros and Cons of Currency Board Arrangements in the Lead-Up to EU Accession and Participation in the Euro Zone

Volume/Issue: 2000/1

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Anne Gulde , Juha Kähkönen , and Peter Keller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2000

ISBN: 9781451974928

Keywords: Currency boards, European Economic and Monetary Union, European Union, Euro Area, EU accession, EMU, euro, currency board, exchange rate, exchange rate regime

Historically, countries with currency board arrangements (CBAs) have experienced lower inflation and higher growth than those with other regimes. The experiences of three candidates for EU membership with CBAs (Est...

Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy of Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe after the Launch of EMU1

Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy of Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe after the Launch of EMU1 »

Source: Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy of Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe after the Launch of EMU

Volume/Issue: 1999/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451972641

Keywords: Central and Eastern Europe, European Economic and Monetary Union, Exchange rate policy, Monetary policy, Transition economies, EMU, exchange rates, exchange rate, international monetary fund, currency board

The more advanced Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) face an evolving set of considerations in choosing their exchange rate policies. On the one hand, capital mobility is increasing, and this imposes ad...

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area »

Source: Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2018/3

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Helge Berger , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2018

ISBN: 9781484340424

Keywords: Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Monetary unions, Spain, Italy, Fiscal policy, France, Germany, Greece

The paper makes an analytical contribution to the revived discussion about the euro area's institutional setup. After significant progress during the euro crisis, the drive to complete Europe's Economic and Monetar...

What’s On

What’s On »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

IMF Financial Data

IMF Financial Data »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

In the News: IMF Approves $119 Million Loan for Afghanistan

In the News: IMF Approves $119 Million Loan for Afghanistan »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

African Governors Meet with De Rato on Voice and Representation

African Governors Meet with De Rato on Voice and Representation »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

Country Briefs: Sustained Sound Policies Bode well for New Zealand

Country Briefs: Sustained Sound Policies Bode well for New Zealand »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...