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Structural Reforms and Labor Reallocation: A Cross-Country Analysis

Structural Reforms and Labor Reallocation: A Cross-Country Analysis »

Source: Structural Reforms and Labor Reallocation: A Cross-Country Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2018/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Khalid ElFayoumi , Anta Ndoye , Sanaa Nadeem , and Gregory Auclair

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484346983

Keywords: Labor productivity, Growth, structural change

Institutional and market frictions impose costs on the reallocation of labor from low to high productivity sectors, leading to suboptimal allocations and a loss in aggregate labor productivity. Using cross-country...

The New Normal

The New Normal »

Source: The New Normal : A Sector-level Perspective on Productivity Trends in Advanced Economies

Volume/Issue: 2015/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Si Guo , Vikram Haksar , Minsuk Kim , Kalpana Kochhar , Kevin Wiseman , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498334181

Keywords: Productivity, structural reforms, growth, structural change, labor, productivity growth, employment, labor productivity, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Government Policy,

Total factor productivity growth was stagnant or slowing in many advanced countries even prior to the crisis. This paper documents sector-level productivity patterns across advanced economies prior to the crisis an...

Factor Endowment, Structural Coherence, and Economic Growth

Factor Endowment, Structural Coherence, and Economic Growth »

Source: Factor Endowment, Structural Coherence, and Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2012/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natasha Che

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475505139

Keywords: Structural Coherence, Structural Change, Factor Endowment, capital intensity, growth rate, tfp, capital stock, Consumption, Saving, Production

This paper studies the linkage between structural coherence and economic growth. Structural coherence is defined as the degree that a country's industrial structure optimally reflects its factor endowment fundament...

Inequality in China - Trends, Drivers and Policy Remedies

Inequality in China - Trends, Drivers and Policy Remedies »

Source: Inequality in China - Trends, Drivers and Policy Remedies

Volume/Issue: 2018/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Jain-Chandra , Niny Khor , Rui Mano , Johanna Schauer , Philippe Wingender , and Juzhong Zhuang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484357538

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, China, Fiscal policy, Income inequality, structural change, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, General

China has experienced rapid economic growth over the past two decades and is on the brink of eradicating poverty. However, income inequality increased sharply from the early 1980s and rendered China among the most...

Indexing Structural Distortion: Sectoral Productivity, Structural Change and Growth1

Indexing Structural Distortion: Sectoral Productivity, Structural Change and Growth1 »

Source: Indexing Structural Distortion: Sectoral Productivity, Structural Change and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2017/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sakai Ando , and Koffie Ben Nassar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484319277

Keywords: Productivity, sectoral distortion, growth, index, structural change, Information and Product Quality, General, International, or Comparative

This paper proposes a new index of sectoral labor distortion using employment and valueadded shares. We show that this index is highly correlated with growth both crosssectionally and over time. We also use it to c...

Wage Moderation in France

Wage Moderation in France »

Source: Wage Moderation in France

Volume/Issue: 2002/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcello Estevão , and Nigar Nargis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2002

ISBN: 9781451857047

Keywords: Employmnet, bargaining, structural change, labor market, wage, unemployment, unemployment rate, Production And Organizations,

Using household level data for France from 1990 to 2000, we estimate a relationship between wages and unemployment taking into account compositional, time and regional effects. We show that this relationship shifte...

Why is Productivity Growth in the Euro Area so Sluggish?

Why is Productivity Growth in the Euro Area so Sluggish? »

Source: Why is Productivity Growth in the Euro Area so Sluggish?

Volume/Issue: 2004/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcello Estevão

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451860191

Keywords: Productivity growth, structural change, capital deepening, labor productivity, ict, labor productivity growth, labor market, Macroeconomics: Production,

Slow productivity growth has plagued the euro area since the mid-1990s. That is particularly striking in view of the large productivity gains in the United States during the same period. This paper shows that the d...

Press briefing: IMF moves to streamline, focus conditionality and is actively seeking public’s views

Press briefing: IMF moves to streamline, focus conditionality and is actively seeking public’s views »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 07

Volume/Issue: 30/7

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451933659

Keywords: poverty reduction, imf-supported programs, low-income countries, structural reforms, institutional changes

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

International standards and codes: Widespread participation, cooperation are key in developing, implementing standards

International standards and codes: Widespread participation, cooperation are key in developing, implementing standards »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 07

Volume/Issue: 30/7

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451933659

Keywords: poverty reduction, imf-supported programs, low-income countries, structural reforms, institutional changes

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

IMF Statistics Department: Regional seminars support launch of Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey

IMF Statistics Department: Regional seminars support launch of Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 07

Volume/Issue: 30/7

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451933659

Keywords: poverty reduction, imf-supported programs, low-income countries, structural reforms, institutional changes

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...