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Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth

Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth »

Source: Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 1999/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Leite , and Jens Weidmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451850734

Keywords: Economic growth, neoclassical growth model, natural resources, anti-corruption policies, cross-country study, natural resource, growth rate, natural resource abundance

This paper argues that natural resource abundance creates opportunities for rent-seeking behavior and is an important factor in determining a country’s level of corruption. In a simple growth model, we illus...

Productivity in the OECD Countries

Productivity in the OECD Countries »

Source: Productivity in the OECD Countries : A Critical Appraisal of the Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2001/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): César Calderón

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2001

ISBN: 9781451851281

Keywords: total factor productivity (TFP), cross-country productivity differentials, tfp, r &;amp; d, total factor productivity, growth rates, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

The failure of the neoclassical growth model to account for differences in output per worker across countries has suggested that these differences should be driven by cross-country differences in total factor produ...

Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria

Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria »

Source: Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria : Restarting the Convergence Engine

Volume/Issue: 2012/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cyril Pouvelle , and Pritha Mitra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503678

Keywords: Cross-Country Convergence, labor productivity, job creation, labor market, Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria: Restarting the Convergence Engine, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

Labor productivity levels in Bulgaria lag well behind that in the EU, weighing on the convergence process. Stronger productivity growth would allow Bulgaria to close the income gap with the EU average more quickly...

Neglected Heterogeneity and Dynamics in Cross-Country Savings Regressions

Neglected Heterogeneity and Dynamics in Cross-Country Savings Regressions »

Source: Neglected Heterogeneity and Dynamics in Cross-Country Savings Regressions

Volume/Issue: 1999/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451855036

Keywords: Saving behavior, OECD, cross-country studies, panel data models, slope heterogeneity, dynamics, Ricardian effect, time series, mean group, correlation

This paper examines the extent to which conclusions of cross-country studies of private savings are robust to allowing for the possible heterogeneity of savings behavior across countries and the inclusion of dynami...

Do IMF-Supported Programs Work? A Survey of the Cross-Country Empirical Evidence

Do IMF-Supported Programs Work? A Survey of the Cross-Country Empirical Evidence »

Source: Do IMF-Supported Programs Work? A Survey of the Cross-Country Empirical Evidence

Volume/Issue: 1998/169

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451858310

Keywords: IMF programs, cross-country studies, program evaluation, balance of payments, current account, current account balance, current account deficit, balance of payments deficits

Over the last two decades a number of cross-country empirical studies have been undertaken to assess whether IMF-supported adjustment programs have led to an improved balance of payments and current account balance...

Drivers of Spain's Export Performance and the Role of the Labor Market Reforms1

Drivers of Spain's Export Performance and the Role of the Labor Market Reforms1 »

Source: Drivers of Spain's Export Performance and the Role of the Labor Market Reforms

Volume/Issue: 2018/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Salas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484386941

Keywords: Employment, Europe, Export competitiveness, Export growth, Developed countries, Labor market reforms, Spain, Cross-country analysis, Competitiveness, Employment Protection

Spain's export performance strengthened after the global financial crisis, and exports now represent more than a third of GDP. This paper argues that several factors contributed to that achievement: external demand...

Brazil's Long-Term Growth Performance-Trying to Explain the Puzzle

Brazil's Long-Term Growth Performance-Trying to Explain the Puzzle »

Source: Brazil's Long-Term Growth Performance-Trying to Explain the Puzzle

Volume/Issue: 2006/282

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ricardo Adrogué , Martin Cerisola , and R. Gelos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865424

Keywords: Per capita growth, cross country analysis, cost of capital, relative price, capital goods, inflation, macroeconomic stability, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

This paper assesses Brazil's growth performance from a long-term perspective, using crosscountry and panel estimation techniques, building on the vast empirical literature on growth. The empirical evidence presente...

Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth

Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth »

Volume/Issue: 1999/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Leite , and Jens Weidmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850734.001

ISBN: 9781451850734

Keywords: Economic growth, neoclassical growth model, natural resources, anti-corruption policies, cross-country study, natural resource, growth rate, natural resource abundance

This paper argues that natural resource abundance creates opportunities for rent-seeking behavior and is an important factor in determining a country’s level of corruption. In a simple growth model, we illus...

Productivity in the OECD Countries
			: A Critical Appraisal of the Evidence

Productivity in the OECD Countries : A Critical Appraisal of the Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2001/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): César Calderón

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851281.001

ISBN: 9781451851281

Keywords: total factor productivity (TFP), cross-country productivity differentials, tfp, r &;amp; d, total factor productivity, growth rates, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

The failure of the neoclassical growth model to account for differences in output per worker across countries has suggested that these differences should be driven by cross-country differences in total factor produ...

Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria
			: Restarting the Convergence Engine

Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria : Restarting the Convergence Engine »

Volume/Issue: 2012/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cyril Pouvelle , and Pritha Mitra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475503678.001

ISBN: 9781475503678

Keywords: Cross-Country Convergence, labor productivity, job creation, labor market, Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria: Restarting the Convergence Engine, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

Labor productivity levels in Bulgaria lag well behind that in the EU, weighing on the convergence process. Stronger productivity growth would allow Bulgaria to close the income gap with the EU average more quickly...