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Identifying Binding Constraints to Growth

Identifying Binding Constraints to Growth »

Source: Identifying Binding Constraints to Growth : Does Firm Size Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2015/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Vargas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2015

ISBN: 9781498358088

Keywords: Firm Size, Firms&;amp;#x2019; Constraints, IV-Oprobit, transportation, firms, firm, transport, Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis, Firm Performance: Size, Diversification

As emphasized by Hausmann, Rodrik and Velasco, the policy challenge of boosting growth requires prioritization and identifying what are the most binding constraints. This paper draws on firm-level data from the Wor...

Financial Constraints, Intangible Assets, and Firm Dynamics

Financial Constraints, Intangible Assets, and Firm Dynamics »

Source: Financial Constraints, Intangible Assets, and Firm Dynamics : Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2014/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sophia Chen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484393741

Keywords: Financial constraints, intangible assets, firm dynamics, Tobin&;amp;#x2019;s q, firm sizes, firm size, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Firm Behavior, General,

I study whether firms' reliance on intangible assets is an important determinant of financing constraints. I construct new measures of firm-level physical and intangible assets using accounting information on U.S....

Republic of Estonia

Republic of Estonia »

Source: Republic of Estonia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2009/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451812541

Keywords: financing constraints, investment, financial constraints, firm size, productivity growth

This Selected Issues paper focuses on financing constraints and productivity in Estonia. The paper examines two questions: (1) is there evidence of financing constraints among Estonian firms; and (2) have financing...

Republic of Estonia: Selected Issues

Republic of Estonia: Selected Issues »

Source: Republic of Estonia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2009/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451812541

Keywords: financing constraints, investment, financial constraints, firm size, productivity growth

This Selected Issues paper focuses on financing constraints and productivity in Estonia. The paper examines two questions: (1) is there evidence of financing constraints among Estonian firms; and (2) have financing...

Republic of Estonia: Selected Issues

Republic of Estonia: Selected Issues »

Source: Republic of Estonia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2009/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451812541

Keywords: financing constraints, investment, financial constraints, firm size, productivity growth

This Selected Issues paper focuses on financing constraints and productivity in Estonia. The paper examines two questions: (1) is there evidence of financing constraints among Estonian firms; and (2) have financing...

Productivity Drag from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Japan

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Productivity Drag from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Japan »

Source: Productivity Drag from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Japan

Volume/Issue: 2019/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariana Colacelli , and Gee Hee Hong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498317474

Keywords: Productivity, Firm Dynamics, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Intangible Investment

Productivity growth in Japan, as in most advanced economies, has moderated. This paper finds supportive evidence for the important role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in explaining Japan's modest prod...

Are the French Happy with the 35-Hour Workweek?

Are the French Happy with the 35-Hour Workweek? »

Source: Are the French Happy with the 35-Hour Workweek?

Volume/Issue: 2006/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcello Estevão , and Filipa Sa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451865110

Keywords: Workweek, coordination, job-sharing, employment, small firms, unemployed, unemployment, firm size, Time Allocation and Labor Supply,

Legally mandated reductions in the workweek can be either a constraint on individuals' choice or a tool to coordinate individuals' preferences for lower work hours. We confront these two hypotheses by studying the...

Firm Size, Life Cycle Dynamics and Growth Constraints: Evidence from Mexico*

Firm Size, Life Cycle Dynamics and Growth Constraints: Evidence from Mexico* »

Source: Firm Size, Life Cycle Dynamics and Growth Constraints: Evidence from Mexico

Volume/Issue: 2019/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Saborowski , and Florian Misch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498311137

Keywords: Social security, Economic growth, Development, Services industry, Manufacturing sector, Firm size, Firm growth, Life cycle dynamics, Distortions, Klenow

This paper examines the variation in life cycle growth across the universe of Mexican firms. We establish two stylized facts to motivate our analysis: first, we show that firm size matters for development by illust...

Extensive Margin Adjustment of Multi-Product Firm and Risk Diversification*

Extensive Margin Adjustment of Multi-Product Firm and Risk Diversification* »

Source: Extensive Margin Adjustment of Multi-Product Firm and Risk Diversification

Volume/Issue: 2017/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Carvalho , Gee Hee Hong , and Jing Zhou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303764

Keywords: Product scope, multi-product firms, risk diversification, firm dynamics, Asset Pricing, Business Objectives of the Firm, Firm Performance: Size, Diversification, and Scope, General

Product scope adjustment is a key mechanism through which multi-product firms achieve efficient resource allocations. In this paper, we take a novel perspective to study firms' product scope adjustment behavior thr...

The Net Stable Funding Ratio

The Net Stable Funding Ratio »

Source: The Net Stable Funding Ratio : Impact and Issues for Consideration

Volume/Issue: 2014/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jeanne Gobat , Mamoru Yanase , and Joseph Maloney

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498346498

Keywords: Bank Regulation, Financing, Firm Size, Policy, off balance sheet, banking supervision, bank for international settlements, banking system, Government Policy and Regulation, Firm Performance: Size

As part of Basel III reforms, the NSFR is a new prudential liquidity rule aimed at limiting excess maturity transformation risk in the banking sector and promoting funding stability. The revised package has been is...