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The Size Distribution of Manufacturing Plants and Development1

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Source: The Size Distribution of Manufacturing Plants and Development

Volume/Issue: 2014/236

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Siddharth Kothari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498334396

Keywords: size distribution, non-homothetic preferences, quality, goods, income, distribution, prices, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Asia including Middle East,

The typical size distribution of manufacturing plants in developing countries has a thick left tail compared to developed countries. The same holds across Indian states, with richer states having a much smaller sha...

Labor Market Pooling

Labor Market Pooling »

Source: Labor Market Pooling

Volume/Issue: 2002/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Guido De Blasio , and Sabrina Di Addario

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

ISBN: 9781451854398

Keywords: Agglomeration, Labor Market, employment, self-employment, statistical significance, unemployment, unemployment rate, Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity,

The paper provides an empirical investigation of labor market pooling. The analysis concentrates on Italian industrial districts and shows that there is scattered evidence of a widespread wage premium. In particula...

Permanently Displaced? Increasingly Disconnected? Labor Force Participation in U.S. States and Metropolitan Areas

Permanently Displaced? Increasingly Disconnected? Labor Force Participation in U.S. States and Metropolitan Areas »

Source: Permanently Displaced? Increasingly Disconnected? Labor Force Participation in U.S. States and Metropolitan Areas

Volume/Issue: 2018/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benjamin Hilgenstock , and Zsoka Koczan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484354858

Keywords: United States, Western Hemisphere, Labor force participation, exposure to routinization, exposure to offshoring, technology, automation, Trade and Labor Market Interactions, Globalization: Labor, Labor Force and Employment

The United States stands out among advanced economies with marked declines in labor force participation. National averages furthermore conceal considerable within-country heterogeneity. This paper explores regional...

The Size Distribution of Firms, Cournot, and Optimal Taxation

The Size Distribution of Firms, Cournot, and Optimal Taxation »

Source: The Size Distribution of Firms, Cournot, and Optimal Taxation

Volume/Issue: 2006/271

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Gersovitz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865318

Keywords: Optimal tax, size distribution, imperfect competition, ad valorem, social welfare, tax receipts, sales tax, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Firm,

Tax laws and administrations often treat different size firms differently. There is, however, little research on the consequences. As modeled here, oligopolists with different efficiencies determine the size distri...

Regional Convergence and the Role of Federal Transfers in Canada

Regional Convergence and the Role of Federal Transfers in Canada »

Source: Regional Convergence and the Role of Federal Transfers in Canada

Volume/Issue: 2003/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Phillip Swagel , Steven Dunaway , and Martin Kaufman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451852042

Keywords: regional convergence, federal transfers, ei, employment, unemployment, employment insurance, unemployment rate, Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: Other,

Differences in per capita output across Canadian provinces have narrowed less than disparities in per capita income in past decades. Using a panel regression framework, this paper studies the differential impact of...

China’s Path to Consumer-Based Growth

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Source: China's Path to Consumer-Based Growth : Reorienting Investment and Enhancing Efficiency

Volume/Issue: 2013/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Il Houng Lee , Murtaza Syed , and Liu Xueyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 March 2013

ISBN: 9781484309353

Keywords: Rebalancing, household income, consumption growth, consumption function, consumption over time, General, Analysis of Growth, Development, and Changes, Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity,

This paper proposes a possible framework for identifying excessive investment. Based on this method, it finds evidence that some types of investment are becoming excessive in China, particularly in inland provinces...

Investment Banking and Security Market Development

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Source: Investment Banking and Security Market Development : Does Finance Follow Industry?

Volume/Issue: 2001/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bharat Anand , and Alexander Galetovic P.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2001

ISBN: 9781451851397

Keywords: relationships, size distribution of firms, investment banking, banking, investment banks, banking industry, investment bank, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Firm Organization and Market Structure,

Long-term relationships between business firms and investment banks are pervasive in developed security markets and there is evidence that better monitoring and information result from these relationships. Therefor...

Power Laws in Firm Size and Openness to Trade

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Source: Power Laws in Firm Size and Openness to Trade : Measurement and Implications

Volume/Issue: 2010/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrei Levchenko , Julian Di Giovanni , and Romain Ranciere

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781455200689

Keywords: Firm Size Distribution, Power Laws, exporting firms, exporters, probability, export sales, export markets, Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies,

Existing estimates of power laws in firm size typically ignore the impact of international trade. Using a simple theoretical framework, we show that international trade systematically affects the distribution of fi...

Mining Spillovers in Chile

Mining Spillovers in Chile »

Source: Mining Spillovers in Chile

Volume/Issue: 2017/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esther Perez Ruiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484312698

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Chile, Sectoral production, Output spillovers, General, Analysis of Growth, Development, and Changes, Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity

Chile's small open economy with significant mismatch between the production and consumption baskets may be represented by three stylized sectors, a commodity sector, a non-commodity tradable sector, and a non-trada...

The Trade Impact of China on EMU

The Trade Impact of China on EMU »

Source: The Trade Impact of China on EMU : Is It Even Across Members?

Volume/Issue: 2012/221

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esther Perez Ruiz , and Uffe Mikkelsen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510287

Keywords: sectoral specialization, competitiveness, trade barriers, transport equipment, trade deficits, trade flows, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity,

This paper investigates the asymmetries in trade spillovers from sector-specific technology shocks in China to selected euro area countries. We use a Ricardian-gravity trade model to estimate sectoral competitivene...