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For rapidly growing microfinance sector, sustainability and regulation are key issues

For rapidly growing microfinance sector, sustainability and regulation are key issues »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 20

Volume/Issue: 31/20

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451926729

Keywords: trade policies, monetary union, international monetary fund, domestic demand, labor markets

The IMF has added its voice to the debate over the euro area’s Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), urging the three largest countries—France, Germany, and Italy—to rein in their fiscal deficits. I...

Genoa meeting: Group of Eight calls for decisive global action to help developing countries, especially Africa

Genoa meeting: Group of Eight calls for decisive global action to help developing countries, especially Africa »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 15

Volume/Issue: 30/15

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451929782

Keywords: industrial countries, poverty reduction, international monetary fund, debt relief

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Group of Seven statement: Leaders call for new trade round, strengthened financial systems, and aid to poorest countries

Group of Seven statement: Leaders call for new trade round, strengthened financial systems, and aid to poorest countries »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 15

Volume/Issue: 30/15

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451929782

Keywords: industrial countries, poverty reduction, international monetary fund, debt relief

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

IMF cuts growth forecast for euro area, urges compliance with Stability and Growth Pact

IMF cuts growth forecast for euro area, urges compliance with Stability and Growth Pact »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 20

Volume/Issue: 31/20

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451926729

Keywords: trade policies, monetary union, international monetary fund, domestic demand, labor markets

The IMF has added its voice to the debate over the euro area’s Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), urging the three largest countries—France, Germany, and Italy—to rein in their fiscal deficits. I...

Considering the IMF's Perspective on a "Sound Fiscal Policy"

Considering the IMF's Perspective on a "Sound Fiscal Policy" »

Volume/Issue: 2002/8

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451971019.003

ISBN: 9781451971019

Keywords: Fiscal policy, IMF, International Monetary Fund, fiscal sustainability, fiscal position, fiscal policies, public debt, Fiscal Policies And Behavior Of Economic Agents, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy

This paper provides a perspective on how the IMF assesses a “sound fiscal policy,” focusing principally on industrial and emerging market economies. It observes six central criteria: the short-term fi...

Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact

Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact »

Volume/Issue: 2005/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Anthony Annett , Jörg Decressin , and Michael Deppler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451975482.003

ISBN: 9781451975482

Keywords: Economic stabilization, Fiscal policy, Fiscal rules, Political economy, structural reforms, implicit liabilities, international monetary fund

A rules-based fiscal framework, such as the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), can be an important bulwark against short-sighted policies. Although policies have improved following the SGP’s adopti...

The Role of MULTIMOD in the IMF's Policy Analysis

The Role of MULTIMOD in the IMF's Policy Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2000/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Peter Isard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972689.003

ISBN: 9781451972689

Keywords: Economic models, Fund policies, MULTIMOD, macroeconomic policy analysis, monetary policy, exchange rate, international monetary fund, exchange rate regime, government spending

This paper describes the basic structure, underlying philosophy, and key behavioral properties of MULTIMOD. It also focuses on several recent applications of macromodels in the IMF’s policy analysis, emphasi...

IMF Research Bulletin, June 2006

IMF Research Bulletin, June 2006 »

Volume/Issue: 7/2

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 June 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451959611.026

ISBN: 9781451959611

Keywords: public investment, fiscal adjustment, international monetary fund, public sector, Infrastructure (economics). Finance,

Research summaries on (1) public investment, and (2) bank transaction taxes; announcement of forthcoming (November 2006) Jacques Polak Seventh Annual Research Conference; country study on Italy; listing of contents...

Italy
			: Selected Issues

Italy : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2006/59

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 February 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451819885.002

ISBN: 9781451819885

Keywords: international monetary fund, fiscal policy, budget constraints, high tax burden, public investment

This Selected Issues paper investigates the factors behind the deterioration in Italy's international competitiveness. It concludes that the loss of competitiveness accumulated by Italian firms in recent years is m...

Italy
			: Selected Issues

Italy : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2005/41

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451819861.002

ISBN: 9781451819861

Keywords: international monetary fund, corporate governance, article, business cycle, financial sector

This Selected Issues paper for Italy presents updated estimates of potential growth for Italy, using new techniques that draw on co-movements of output, employment, and inflation over the business cycle to distingu...