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National Income and Its Distribution*

National Income and Its Distribution* »

Source: National Income and Its Distribution

Volume/Issue: 2014/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Markus Bruckner , Era Dabla-Norris , and Mark Gradstein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498347815

Keywords: inequality, growth, gini, gini coefficient, dependent variable, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

Does the distribution of income within a country become more equal as it grows richer? This paper uses plausibly exogenous variations in trade-weighted world income and international oil price shocks as instruments...

Do Asset Price Drops Foreshadow Recessions?

Do Asset Price Drops Foreshadow Recessions? »

Source: Do Asset Price Drops Foreshadow Recessions?

Volume/Issue: 2013/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Bluedorn , Jörg Decressin , and Marco Terrones

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484353363

Keywords: Macroeconomic forecasting, Uncertainty, Binary dependent variable models, price, prices, market, spread, volatility, Forecasting and Simulation, Financial Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper examines the usefulness of asset prices in predicting recessions in the G-7 countries. It finds that asset price drops are significantly associated with the beginning of a recession in these countries. I...

Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty

Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty »

Source: Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty : Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2011/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yifei Huang , and Raju Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462305230

Keywords: financial development, property rights, dependent variable, gini coefficient, descriptive statistics, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Financial Economics: General,

Recent studies on the relationship between financial development and poverty have been inconclusive. Some claim that, by allowing more entrepreneurs to obtain financing, financial development improves the allocatio...

Land Distribution and Financial System Development1

Land Distribution and Financial System Development1 »

Source: Land Distribution and Financial System Development

Volume/Issue: 2007/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dietrich Vollrath , and Lennart Erickson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866476

Keywords: Land Inequality, Financial Development, gini coefficient, financial system, financial sector, dependent variable, Aggregate Factor Income Distribution, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

Research on credit markets from developing economies, as well as work on the origin of institutions in general, has suggested that land inequality may play a role in determining financial development. In this paper...

Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances

Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances »

Source: Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances : Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2011/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Markus Bruckner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781455290666

Keywords: Transitory Income Shocks, Financial Development, significance level, fixed effects, dependent variable, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, International Finance: General, Economic Development: General,

We use annual variation in rainfall to examine the effects that exogenous, transitory income shocks have on remittances in a panel of 42 Sub-Saharan African countries during the period 1960-2007. Our main finding i...

Fiscal Limits, External Debt, and Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries*

Fiscal Limits, External Debt, and Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries* »

Source: Fiscal Limits, External Debt, and Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Huixin Bi , Wenyi Shen , and Susan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 2014

ISBN: 9781475521665

Keywords: fiscal limits, sovereign default risk, state-dependent fiscal multiplier, government spending, tax rates, External Debt, and Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries, General,

This paper studies fiscal policy effects in developing countries with external debt and sovereign default risks. State-dependent distributions of fiscal limits are simulated based on macroeconomic uncertainty and f...

Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies

Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies

Volume/Issue: 2009/190

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Yasser Abdih , Amine Mati , and Michael Gapen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873375

Keywords: remittance-dependent economies, growth rate, remittance, growth rate of remittances, real gdp, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, National Deficit Surplus,

We investigate the impact of remittances on public debt sustainability and detail how the traditional debt-to-GDP ratio can be modified to create a more accurate representation of debt sustainability for a country...

Distributional Consequences of Fiscal Consolidation and the Role of Fiscal Policy

Distributional Consequences of Fiscal Consolidation and the Role of Fiscal Policy »

Source: Distributional Consequences of Fiscal Consolidation and the Role of Fiscal Policy : What Do the Data Say?

Volume/Issue: 2013/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaejoon Woo , Elva Bova , Tidiane Kinda , and Yuanyan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484390917

Keywords: Inequality, Gini Coefficient, Tax and Spending policy, gini, income distribution, world income inequality, dependent variable, General, Equity, Justice

The 2007-09 Great Recession has led to an unprecedented increase in public debt in many countries, triggering substantial fiscal adjustments. What are the distributional consequences of fiscal austerity measures? T...

Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending1

Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending1 »

Source: Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending

Volume/Issue: 2003/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451843149

Keywords: capital deepening, gini coefficient, dependent variable, statistics, unequal societies, social security, Welfare and Poverty: General, National Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

The paper examines empirically the question of whether more unequal societies spend more on income redistribution than their more egalitarian counterparts. Theoretical arguments on this issue are inconclusive. The...

Albania
			: Income Distribution, Poverty, and Social Safety Nets in the Transition, 1991-1993

Albania : Income Distribution, Poverty, and Social Safety Nets in the Transition, 1991-1993 »

Volume/Issue: 1994/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854541.001

ISBN: 9781451854541

Keywords: Albania, social assistance, wage, benefits, unemployment, dependents

This paper examines developments in Albania's income distribution and poverty during the transition to a market-oriented economy. It pays particular attention to the impact of price liberalization on the agricultur...