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International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2017

Promoting Inclusive Growth

How to get global growth going again through trade, productivity, reducing inequality, and promoting women's economic empowerment.

World Economic Outlook, April 2017

Gaining Momentum?

The latest report shows that global economic activity is finally picking up, but structural impediments and a balance of risks tilted to the downside remain.

Jobs and Growth
			: Supporting the European Recovery:  Supporting the European Recovery

Jobs and Growth : Supporting the European Recovery: Supporting the European Recovery »

Series: Books

Author(s): Martin Schindler , Helge Berger , Bas Bakker , and Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304464.071

ISBN: 9781484304464

Keywords: labor market, employment, unemployment, regulations, labor productivity

Five years after the onset of the global financial crisis, Europe's economy is still fragile. Notwithstanding recent positive signs amid calmer financial markets, medium-term growth is likely to remain frail owing...

World Economic Outlook, April 2015
			: Uneven Growth

World Economic Outlook, April 2015 : Uneven Growth »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498378000.081

ISBN: 9781498378000

Keywords: investment, prices, productivity, output, advanced economies

Global growth remains moderate and uneven, and a number of complex forces are shaping the outlook. These include medium- and long-term trends, global shocks, and many country- or region-specific factors. The April...

World Economic Outlook, September 2006
			: Financial Systems and Economic Cycles

World Economic Outlook, September 2006 : Financial Systems and Economic Cycles »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065987.081

ISBN: 9781589065987

Keywords: debt, financial systems, interest, productivity growth, payments

The IMF's World Economic Outlook is packed with country specific facts, figures, and worldwide projections that present the outlook for growth, inflation, trade, and other economic developments in a clear, practica...

Productivity Growth in the Nordic Countries
			: An Appraisal of Analysis, Data and Methodological Information

Productivity Growth in the Nordic Countries : An Appraisal of Analysis, Data and Methodological Information »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311847

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Country's Growth Rate, Labor Productivity and Relative Productivity, Economic Growth, Economy and national budget, Standards of Living, Development of Labor Productivity

Even small increases in a country's growth rate can result in large changes in living standards over just one generation. This key insight, which often seems to be forgotten by policymakers, is an important reason...

Unproductive Public Expenditures
			: A Pragmatic Approach to Policy Analysis

Unproductive Public Expenditures : A Pragmatic Approach to Policy Analysis »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755414.054

ISBN: 9781557755414

Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, expenditures, public expenditures, expenditure productivity

Public expenditure policy, together with efforts to raise revenue,is at the core of efficient and equitable adjustment. Public expenditureproductivity has critical implications for fiscal adjustment, particularly a...

Deindustrialization
			: Its Causes and Implications

Deindustrialization : Its Causes and Implications »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756435.051

ISBN: 9781557756435

Keywords: employment, productivity growth, service sector, share of employment, unemployment

Over the past 25 years, the share of employment accouted for bymanufacturing has fallen dramatically in the world's most advanced economies, a phenomenon widely referred to as "deindustrialization."Many see deindus...

Nordic Economic Policy Review
			: Productivity and competitiveness

Nordic Economic Policy Review : Productivity and competitiveness »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289322959

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Economic Policy, Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Economic Associations, Widening Productivity Gap Between the EU and the US, Mika Maliranta Human Capital and Productivity, Tuomas Pekkarinen Productivity and Education

The Nordic Economic Policy Review is published by the Nordic Council of Ministers and addresses policy issues in a way that is useful for in-formed non-specialists as well as for professional economists. All articl...

Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues Paper

Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues Paper »

Source: Republic of Latvia : Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2016/172

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2016

ISBN: 9781475575668

Keywords: productivity, labor, employment, value, labor productivity

The aim of this paper is to examine selected issues related to Latvia's economic development. Latvia experienced a large macroeconomic adjustment in the aftermath of the crisis in 2007. The adjustment was character...

Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues Paper

Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues Paper »

Source: Republic of Latvia : Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2016/172

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2016

ISBN: 9781475575668

Keywords: productivity, labor, employment, value, labor productivity

The aim of this paper is to examine selected issues related to Latvia's economic development. Latvia experienced a large macroeconomic adjustment in the aftermath of the crisis in 2007. The adjustment was character...

Growth in East Asia
			: What We Can and What We Cannot infer

Growth in East Asia : What We Can and What We Cannot infer »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756077.051

ISBN: 9781557756077

Keywords: economic growth, growth rates, technological progress, total factor productivity, growth rate

The spectacular growth of many economies in East Asia over the past 30years has impressed the economics profession, which often refers to thesuccess of the so-called Four Tigers of the region (Hong Kong, Korea, Sin...