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Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289322232

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Global Change, Decisive Impact on the Arctic, Acknowledge the Pre-conditions, Challenges and Tendencies, Society Across Social Categories, Global Structures

The current pace of global change has already had a decisive impact on the Arctic. To understand the current and likely future situation in the Arctic it is important to acknowledge the pre-conditions, challenges a...

Urban form, transportation and greenhouse gas emissions
			: Experiences in the Nordic countries

Urban form, transportation and greenhouse gas emissions : Experiences in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Irmeli Harmaajärvi , Sirkka Heinonen , and Pekka Lahti

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9789289310451

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Urban Structure and Land, Intervention to this Process, Environmental and Transport Policy, Instruments to Develop Urban, Decision-making Levels, Long-term Effects of Decisions Concerning

The Nordic countries have a lot of common features concerning urban form and transportation. Urban structure and land use have a great impact on transport volumes and on modal split and thereby also on the amount o...

Do Brazilian Banks Compete?

Do Brazilian Banks Compete? »

Source: Do Brazilian Banks Compete?

Volume/Issue: 2003/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Agnes Belaisch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451853728

Keywords: Market structure, banking, banking system, bank intermediation, foreign banks, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

More developed financial systems are associated with higher investment and better economic performance. This paper discusses possible factors that may inhibit a deepening of bank intermediation and more efficient b...

Storm Clouds Ahead? Migration and Labor Force Participation Rates in Europe

Storm Clouds Ahead? Migration and Labor Force Participation Rates in Europe »

Source: Storm Clouds Ahead? Migration and Labor Force Participation Rates in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2018/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benjamin Hilgenstock , and Zsoka Koczan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484363058

Keywords: Aging, Migration, Labor force participation, Demographic Trends and Forecasts, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

The paper examines the potential effects of international migration on labor force participation in advanced economies in Europe. It documents that migration played a significant role in alleviating aging pressures...

Labor Market Adjustments to Shocks in Australia

Labor Market Adjustments to Shocks in Australia »

Source: Labor Market Adjustments to Shocks in Australia

Volume/Issue: 2017/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adil Mohommad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 May 2017

ISBN: 9781484301760

Keywords: Australia, Asia and Pacific, labor market dynamics, economic flexibility, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

Labor markets in Australia have adjusted smoothly to significant declines in commodity prices with little increase in unemployment. This paper examines several aspects of the adjustment, focusing on (i) evidence of...

Employment Impacts of Upstream Oil and Gas Investment in the United States

Employment Impacts of Upstream Oil and Gas Investment in the United States »

Source: Employment Impacts of Upstream Oil and Gas Investment in the United States

Volume/Issue: 2015/28

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Agerton , Peter Hartley , Kenneth Medlock III , and Ted Temzelides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498376068

Keywords: gas, oil, energy, drilling, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure,

Technological progress in the exploration and production of oil and gas during the 2000s has led to a boom in upstream investment and has increased the domestic supply of fossil fuels. It is unknown, however, how m...

The Costs and Benefits of Various Wage Bargaining Structures

The Costs and Benefits of Various Wage Bargaining Structures »

Source: The Costs and Benefits of Various Wage Bargaining Structures : An Empirical Exploration

Volume/Issue: 2002/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849257

Keywords: internal factors, wage, bargaining, Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: General, Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects,

The literature on the relationship between the unemployment rate and wage bargaining fails to separate the offsetting effects of a reduction in competition associated with centralized bargaining and the increased a...

Asset Securitization and Structured Financing

Asset Securitization and Structured Financing »

Source: Asset Securitization and Structured Financing : Future Prospects and Challenges for Countries in Emerging Markets

Volume/Issue: 2001/147

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lakshman Alles

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451856736

Keywords: Asset securitization, structured financing, securitization, capital adequacy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This article examines the issues and challenges involved for institutions, policy makers, and law-makers in less developed countries in their efforts to implement asset securitization techniques in their financial...

Africa's Got Work to Do

Africa's Got Work to Do »

Source: Africa's Got Work to Do : Employment Prospects in the New Century

Volume/Issue: 2013/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Cleary Haines , Jorge Huerta Munoz , and Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484389195

Keywords: wage employment, household enterprises, labor, General, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure, Sub-Saharan Africa.,

Estimates of the current and future structure of employment in sub-Saharan Africa (2005–20) are obtained based on household survey estimates for 28 countries and an elasticity-type model that relates employm...

Growth and Employment in the Dominican Republic

Growth and Employment in the Dominican Republic »

Source: Growth and Employment in the Dominican Republic : Options for a Job-Rich Growth

Volume/Issue: 2013/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Umidjon Abdullaev , and Marcello Estevao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475518573

Keywords: productivity growth, labor force, labor market, General, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure,

The Dominican Republic has posted high rates of output and productivity growth, but labor market indicators have remained weak during the past 20 years. This paper documents these trends, showing that the rapid pro...