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The Future of China's Bond Market

This book analyzes segments of China's bond market, from sovereign, policy bank, and credit bonds, to the rapidly growing local government bond market.

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Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom.

Crop Selection and International Differences in Aggregate Agricultural Productivity

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Crop Selection and International Differences in Aggregate Agricultural Productivity »

Volume/Issue: 2019/179

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Alvarez , and Claudia Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498326636.001

ISBN: 9781498326636

Keywords: Productivity, Agriculture, Geography

A large share of cross-country differences in productivity is explained by differences in agricultural productivity. Using a combination of sub-national agricultural statistics and geospatial datasets on crop-speci...

Crop Selection and International Differences in Aggregate Agricultural Productivity

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Crop Selection and International Differences in Aggregate Agricultural Productivity »

Source: Crop Selection and International Differences in Aggregate Agricultural Productivity

Volume/Issue: 2019/179

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Alvarez , and Claudia Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

ISBN: 9781498326636

Keywords: Productivity, Agriculture, Geography

A large share of cross-country differences in productivity is explained by differences in agricultural productivity. Using a combination of sub-national agricultural statistics and geospatial datasets on crop-speci...

The Economic Impact of Healthcare Quality

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The Economic Impact of Healthcare Quality »

Volume/Issue: 2019/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anne-Line Koch Helsø , Nicola Pierri , and Adelina Yanyue Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324595.001

ISBN: 9781498324595

Keywords: Hospital quality, healthcare quality, health shocks, labor supply, hospital productivity

We study the costs of hospitalizations on patients' earnings and labor supply, using the universe of hospital admissions in Denmark and full-population tax data. We evaluate the quality of treatment based on its ab...

The Economic Impact of Healthcare Quality

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The Economic Impact of Healthcare Quality »

Source: The Economic Impact of Healthcare Quality

Volume/Issue: 2019/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anne-Line Koch Helsø , Nicola Pierri , and Adelina Yanyue Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

ISBN: 9781498324595

Keywords: Hospital quality, healthcare quality, health shocks, labor supply, hospital productivity

We study the costs of hospitalizations on patients' earnings and labor supply, using the universe of hospital admissions in Denmark and full-population tax data. We evaluate the quality of treatment based on its ab...

Finding the Bad Apples in the Barrel: Using the Market Value of Equity to Signal Banking Sector Vulnerabilities

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Finding the Bad Apples in the Barrel: Using the Market Value of Equity to Signal Banking Sector Vulnerabilities »

Volume/Issue: 2019/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Will Kerry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513511030.001

ISBN: 9781513511030

Keywords: Banks, capital, leverage, market value of capital.

This paper measures the performance of different metrics in assessing banking system vulnerabilities. It finds that metrics based on equity market valuations of bank capital are better than regulatory capital ratio...

Finding the Bad Apples in the Barrel: Using the Market Value of Equity to Signal Banking Sector Vulnerabilities

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Finding the Bad Apples in the Barrel: Using the Market Value of Equity to Signal Banking Sector Vulnerabilities »

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Volume/Issue: 2019/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Will Kerry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

ISBN: 9781513511030

Keywords: Banks, capital, leverage, market value of capital.

This paper measures the performance of different metrics in assessing banking system vulnerabilities. It finds that metrics based on equity market valuations of bank capital are better than regulatory capital ratio...

Gender Equality and Electoral Violence in Africa: Unlocking the Peacemaking Potential of Women

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Gender Equality and Electoral Violence in Africa: Unlocking the Peacemaking Potential of Women »

Volume/Issue: 2019/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rasmané Ouedraogo , and Idrissa Ouedraogo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513510545.001

ISBN: 9781513510545

Keywords: gender equality, electoral violence, Africa

We examine the impact of gender equality on electoral violence in Africa using micro-level data from the sixth round of Afrobarometer surveys. The sample covers 30 countries. We find that gender equality is associa...

Gender Equality and Electoral Violence in Africa: Unlocking the Peacemaking Potential of Women

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Gender Equality and Electoral Violence in Africa: Unlocking the Peacemaking Potential of Women »

Source: Gender Equality and Electoral Violence in Africa: Unlocking the Peacemaking Potential of Women

Volume/Issue: 2019/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rasmané Ouedraogo , and Idrissa Ouedraogo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

ISBN: 9781513510545

Keywords: gender equality, electoral violence, Africa

We examine the impact of gender equality on electoral violence in Africa using micro-level data from the sixth round of Afrobarometer surveys. The sample covers 30 countries. We find that gender equality is associa...

The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages

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The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages »

Volume/Issue: 2019/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hector Perez-Saiz , Jemma Dridi , Tunc Gursoy , and Mounir Bari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324489.001

ISBN: 9781498324489

Keywords: Remittances, Sub-Saharan Africa, networks, centrality

We propose a simple macroeconomic model with input-output sectoral linkages based on Acemoglu et al. (2016) to quantify how changes in aggregate demand due to additional income from household's remittances propagat...

The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages

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The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages »

Source: The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages

Volume/Issue: 2019/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hector Perez-Saiz , Jemma Dridi , Tunc Gursoy , and Mounir Bari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

ISBN: 9781498324489

Keywords: Remittances, Sub-Saharan Africa, networks, centrality

We propose a simple macroeconomic model with input-output sectoral linkages based on Acemoglu et al. (2016) to quantify how changes in aggregate demand due to additional income from household's remittances propagat...