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Working time arrangements and social consequences - What do we know?

Working time arrangements and social consequences - What do we know? »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Björg Aase Sørensen , Karen Albertsen , Asbjön Grimsmo , Kaisa Kauppinen , Gudbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir , and Kristinn Tómasson

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316200

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Globalization, Productivity and Quality, Increasing Public Debate on Stress, Mental Health Problems, Conflicts Between Work and Private Life, Current International Scientific Knowledge

New working time arrangement are becoming still more abundant partly due to globalization (the 24-hours global economy with around-the-clock communication and transport of gods and services) and increasing demands...

Fiscal Consequences of Armed Conflict and Terrorism in Low- and Middle-Income Countries1

Fiscal Consequences of Armed Conflict and Terrorism in Low- and Middle-Income Countries1 »

Source: Fiscal Consequences of Armed Conflict and Terrorism in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Sanjeev Gupta , Shamit Chakravarti , and Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451856262

Keywords: growth, armed conflict, internal conflict, armed conflicts, terrorist, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa, National Security and War,

This paper analyses the fiscal effects of armed conflict and terrorism on low- and middle-income countries. An analysis of 22 conflict episodes shows that armed conflict is associated with lower growth and higher i...

The Economics of Post Conflict Aid

The Economics of Post Conflict Aid »

Source: The Economics of Post Conflict Aid

Volume/Issue: 2002/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James McHugh , Theodora Kosma , and Dimitri Demekas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451860078

Keywords: reconstruction, humanitarian assistance, post conflict, humanitarian aid, post-conflict, development aid, One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models,

Post conflict aid is different from conventional development aid and has different effects on the recipient economy. The paper builds a theoretical model tailored around the main stylized facts of post conflict aid...

FDI to Africa

FDI to Africa »

Source: FDI to Africa : The Role of Price Stability and Currency Instability

Volume/Issue: 2003/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carmen Reinhart , and Kenneth Rogoff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842715

Keywords: Parallel markets, conflict, monetary policy, high inflation, price level, monetary fund, International Economics: General, and conflict, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

Africa lags behind other regions in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). In some circumstances, there are obvious explanations for the absence of FDI, such as a high incidence of war. In this paper, we exami...

Breaking the Curse of Sisyphus

Breaking the Curse of Sisyphus »

Source: Breaking the Curse of Sisyphus : An Empirical Analysis of Post-Conflict Economic Transitions

Volume/Issue: 2013/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik , and Mohammad Rahmati

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475531152

Keywords: Civil conflict, conflict recurrence risk, growth, institutions, geography, structural reforms, dynamic panel estimation, post-conflict, real gdp, gdp per capita

This paper provides a broad empirical analysis of the determinants of post-conflict economic transitions across the world during the period 1960-2010, using a dynamic panel estimation approach based on the system-g...

Policy Conflicts and Inflation Targeting: The Role of Credit Markets*

Policy Conflicts and Inflation Targeting: The Role of Credit Markets* »

Source: Policy Conflicts and Inflation Targeting: The Role of Credit Markets

Volume/Issue: 2018/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Woon Choi , and David Cook

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484350515

Keywords: Inflation targeting, Central banks and their policies, Policy Conflicts, Taylor rule, and Macroprudential Policy, Credit Growth, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

This paper shows that stabilizing volatility in credit growth often conflicts with price stability: unusual credit expansions often occur when inflation is low relative to goals, and credit slumps often appear when...

The Economic Impact of Conflicts and the Refugee Crisis in the Middle East and North Africa

The Economic Impact of Conflicts and the Refugee Crisis in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: The Economic Impact of Conflicts and the Refugee Crisis in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2016/8

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Bjoern Rother , Gaelle Pierre , Davide Lombardo , Risto Herrala , Priscilla Toffano , Erik Roos , Allan Auclair , and Karina Manasseh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475535785

Keywords: Migrations, Middle East, North Africa, Regional shocks, Spillovers, Development financing, Economic policy, Development assistance, Middle East and North Africa, conflicts

In recent decades, the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) has experienced more frequent and severe conflicts than in any other region of the world, exacting a devastating human toll. The region now faces un...

Bulgaria’s EU Funds Absorption: Maximizing the Potential!

Bulgaria’s EU Funds Absorption: Maximizing the Potential! »

Source: Bulgaria's EU Funds Absorption : Maximizing the Potential!

Volume/Issue: 2014/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iana Paliova , and Tonny Lybek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475571684

Keywords: EU structural and cohesion funds, potential growth, public procurement, advance payments, procurement law, conflicts of interest, public procurement law, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, General, and potential growth.,

This paper focuses on EU structural and cohesion funds assistance to Bulgaria during the 2007-13 program period. Initial weaknesses resulted in a low absorption rate, which was mitigated by increasing advance payme...

Market Discipline and Conflicts of Interest Between Banks and Pension Funds

Market Discipline and Conflicts of Interest Between Banks and Pension Funds »

Source: Market Discipline and Conflicts of Interest Between Banks and Pension Funds

Volume/Issue: 2011/282

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , and Mario Catalan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463926632

Keywords: conflicts of interest, institutional investors, market discipline, pension, pension fund, pension fund management, private pension funds, Financial Institutions And Services, Corporate Finance And Governance,

We study the behavior of private pension funds as large depositors in a banking system. Using panel data analysis, we examine whether, and if so how, pension funds influence market discipline in Argentina in the pe...

The Fiscal Cost of Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan 2005-2016

The Fiscal Cost of Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan 2005-2016 »

Source: The Fiscal Cost of Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan 2005-2016

Volume/Issue: 2018/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Barrett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484374931

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Middle East, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, conflict, peace dividend, AfghanistanI, Afghanistan, Structure and Scope of Government, Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

I use a monthly panel of provincially-collected central government revenues and conflict fatalities to estimate government revenues lost due to conflict in Afghanistan since 2005. I identify causal effects by instr...