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Why Has Inflation in the United States Remained So Low? Reassessing the Importance of Labor Costs and the Price of Imports

Why Has Inflation in the United States Remained So Low? Reassessing the Importance of Labor Costs and the Price of Imports »

Source: Why Has Inflation in the United States Remained So Low? Reassessing the Importance of Labor Costs and the Price of Imports

Volume/Issue: 1999/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Chan-Lau , and Stephen Tokarick

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

ISBN: 9781451856873

Keywords: labor costs, Phillips curve, price inflation, labor share, labor statistics

This paper examines some of the factors that have been influential in keeping inflation low in the United States during 1995–98, despite strong growth and high levels of employment. Our results identify thre...

Globalization and Income Inequality

Globalization and Income Inequality »

Source: Globalization and Income Inequality : A European Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2007/169

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Harjes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867336

Keywords: wage, wages, labor share, labor markets, labor market, Globlization,

There is growing concern in Europe over the impact of globalization on high and evenly shared living standards. These concerns have often surfaced in response to falling labor income shares in aggregate national in...

The Impact of Intersectoral Labor Reallocationon Economic Growth

The Impact of Intersectoral Labor Reallocationon Economic Growth »

Source: The Impact of Intersectoral Labor Reallocationon Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2000/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helene Poirson Ward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451852752

Keywords: Growth, labor reallocation, labor efficiency, labor productivity, labor force, labor share

This study seeks to explain economic growth differences in an aggregate production function framework, where labor reallocation from agriculture to modern sectors influences labor efficiency growth. The econometric...

Why Are Japanese Wages So Sluggish?

Why Are Japanese Wages So Sluggish? »

Source: Why Are Japanese Wages So Sluggish?

Volume/Issue: 2009/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Sommer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451872446

Keywords: labor share, dualities, wage, labor income, part-time employment,

Over the past decade, productivity-adjusted wages have grown at a slower pace in Japan than in other rich countries. This paper suggests that Japan's dualities between regular and "nonregular" labor market contract...

How Has The Globalization of Labor Affected the Labor Income Share in Advanced Countries?

How Has The Globalization of Labor Affected the Labor Income Share in Advanced Countries? »

Source: How Has The Globalization of Labor Affected the Labor Income Share in Advanced Countries?

Volume/Issue: 2007/298

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Florence Jaumotte , and Irina Tytell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868616

Keywords: offshoring, outsourcing, labor share, skills, translog revenue function, labor compensation, compensation, labor market, labor force,

Labor markets around the world have become increasingly integrated over the last two decades, with the entry of China, India and the former Eastern bloc into the world trading system, the removal of restrictions on...

World Economic Outlook, April 2007
			: Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy

World Economic Outlook, April 2007 : Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 July 2007

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066298.081

ISBN: 9781589066298

Keywords: current account, external financing, exchange rate, current account balance, balance of payments, labor share, labor compensation, oil prices, current account deficit, net debtor

The IMF's World Economic Outlook is packed with country specific facts, figures, and worldwide projections that present the outlook for growth, inflation, trade, and other economic developments in a clear, practica...

World Economic Outlook, April 2007
			: Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy

World Economic Outlook, April 2007 : Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 May 2007

Language: Russian

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066533.081.A001

ISBN: 9781589066533

Keywords: World Economic Outlook, current account, external financing, exchange rate, current account balance, balance of payments, labor share, labor compensation, oil prices, current account deficit

The IMF’s World Economic Outlook is packed with country specific facts, figures, and worldwide projections that present the outlook for growth, inflation, trade, and other economic developments in a clear, p...

World Economic Outlook, April 2007
			: Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy

World Economic Outlook, April 2007 : Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2007

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9787504944405.081

ISBN: 9787504944405

Keywords: current account, external financing, exchange rate, current account balance, balance of payments, labor share, labor compensation, oil prices, current account deficit, net debtor

The IMF’s World Economic Outlook is packed with country specific facts, figures, and worldwide projections that present the outlook for growth, inflation, trade, and other economic developments in a clear, p...

Perspectives de L'économie Mondiale, Avril 2007
			: Effets de contagion et cycles économiques mondiaux

Perspectives de L'économie Mondiale, Avril 2007 : Effets de contagion et cycles économiques mondiaux »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 May 2007

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066274.081

ISBN: 9781589066274

Keywords: current account, external financing, exchange rate, current account balance, balance of payments, labor share, labor compensation, oil prices, current account deficit, net debtor

The IMF's World Economic Outlook is packed with country specific facts, figures, and worldwide projections that present the outlook for growth, inflation, trade, and other economic developments in a clear, practica...

Global Market Power and its Macroeconomic Implications

Global Market Power and its Macroeconomic Implications »

Source: Global Market Power and its Macroeconomic Implications

Volume/Issue: 2018/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Federico Diez , Daniel Leigh , and Suchanan Tambunlertchai

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484361672

Keywords: Investment, Market power, markup, concentration, innovation, labor share, General

We estimate the evolution of markups of publicly traded firms in 74 economies from 1980-2016. In advanced economies, markups have increased by an average of 39 percent since 1980. The increase is broad-based across...