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Adjustment in Euro Area Deficit Countries

Adjustment in Euro Area Deficit Countries »

Source: Adjustment in Euro Area Deficit Countries : Progress, Challenges, and Policies

Volume/Issue: 2014/7

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Thierry Tressel , Shengzu Wang , Joong Kang , Jay Shambaugh , Jörg Decressin , and Petya Koeva Brooks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498373814

Keywords: European Economic and Monetary Union, Europe, Euro Area, Current account deficits, Crisis, Current account, Rebalancing, Competitiveness, External stability, Labor market

Imbalances within the euro area have been a defining feature of the crisis. This paper provides a critical analysis of the ongoing rebalancing of euro area 'deficit economies' (Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain)...

Can Institutional Reform Reduce Job Destruction and Unemployment Duration? Yes it Can

Can Institutional Reform Reduce Job Destruction and Unemployment Duration? Yes it Can »

Source: Can Institutional Reform Reduce Job Destruction and Unemployment Duration? Yes it Can

Volume/Issue: 2012/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esther Perez Ruiz , and Yao Yao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463937140

Keywords: Search model, unemployment inflows, unemployment duration, unemployment, unemployment rates, unemployment rate, employment, Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: General

We read search theory's unemployment equilibrium condition as an Iso-Unemployment Curve(IUC).The IUC is the locus of job destruction rates and expected unemployment durations rendering the same unemployment level....

CDS Spreads in European Periphery

CDS Spreads in European Periphery »

Source: CDS Spreads in European Periphery : Some Technical Issues to Consider

Volume/Issue: 2012/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Manmohan Singh , and Mohsan Bilal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502299

Keywords: CDS spreads, peripheral Europe, stochastic recovery rate, probability of default, collateral use in OTC derivatives, price of risk, otc, bonds, derivative, bond

This paper looks at some technical issues when using CDS data, and if these are incorporated, the analysis or regression results are likely to benefit. The paper endorses the use of stochastic recovery in CDS model...

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , David Coady , Frank Eich , Sanjeev Gupta , Alvar Kangur , Baoping Shang , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2016

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9787504979971.084

ISBN: 9787504979971

Keywords: Pension reforms, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Pensions, Government expenditures, Cross country analysis, emerging market economies, retirement, pensions, pension spending

Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as the population...

Chapter 9. A Banking Union for the Euro Area

Chapter 9. A Banking Union for the Euro Area »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

A banking union—a single supervisory and regulatory framework, resolution mechanism, and safety net—for the euro area is the logical conclusion of the idea that integrated banking systems require integrated...

Chapter 6. An Early Assessment of Quantitative Easing

Chapter 6. An Early Assessment of Quantitative Easing »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

The European Central Bank (ECB) has taken a series of easing steps since mid-2014, including a negative deposit facility rate and targeted longer-term refinancing operations to support new lending. In Septem...

Chapter 11. Capital Market Development: Financing of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Euro Area

Chapter 11. Capital Market Development: Financing of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Euro Area »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

The corporate sector in Europe is highly dependent on bank financing, which has constrained the recovery of credit supply in the wake of the crisis, particularly to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)....

Chapter 7. Fiscal Consolidation under the Stability and Growth Pact: Some Illustrative Simulations

Chapter 7. Fiscal Consolidation under the Stability and Growth Pact: Some Illustrative Simulations »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

The Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) continues to be at the core of European Union (EU) fiscal governance (Figure 7.1). The SGP was put in place to avoid excessive deficits and debt levels. However, fiscal sl...

Chapter 8. Fiscal Governance in the Euro Area: Progress and Challenges

Chapter 8. Fiscal Governance in the Euro Area: Progress and Challenges »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

The Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) is at the core of the European fiscal governance framework. The SGP’s origin dates back to the 1992 Maastricht Treaty, which launched the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)...

Chapter 4. Fragmentation, the Monetary Transmission Mechanism, and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area

Chapter 4. Fragmentation, the Monetary Transmission Mechanism, and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area »

Source: The Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area : IMF Policy Analysis

Series: Books

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498305532

Keywords: Euro Area, Economic policy, debt, bank, banks, unemployment, lending

The European Central Bank (ECB) has taken a range of actions to address bank funding problems, eliminate excessive risk in sovereign markets, and safeguard monetary transmission. As a result, the situation a...