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Labor Market Regulations in Low-, Middle- and High-Income Countries
			: A New Panel Database

Labor Market Regulations in Low-, Middle- and High-Income Countries : A New Panel Database »

Volume/Issue: 2011/154

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Schindler , and Mariya Aleksynska

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455290673.001

ISBN: 9781455290673

Keywords: unemployment benefit systems, gross replacement rate, benefit coverage, advance notice, severance payment, employment, labor market, unemployment benefits, social security, employment legislation

This paper documents a new database of labor market regulations during 1980-2005 in 91 countries, including low-, middle- and high-income countries, and contains information on unemployment insurance systems, minim...

On the Speed of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe
			: Does On-the-Job Search Matter?

On the Speed of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe : Does On-the-Job Search Matter? »

Volume/Issue: 1997/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zuzana Brixiova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451948417.001

ISBN: 9781451948417

Keywords: on-the-job search, employment, job search, unemployed, unemployment duration

This paper examines how the on-the-job search of workers in the state sector who are seeking jobs in the private sector affects private sector employment, the unemployment level, and the unemployment duration in th...

Rebalancing
			: Evidence from Current Account Adjustment in Europe

Rebalancing : Evidence from Current Account Adjustment in Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2013/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruben Atoyan , Jonathan Manning , and Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484384046.001

ISBN: 9781484384046

Keywords: Current Account adjustment, Rebalancing, Competitiveness, Euro Zone Periphery, capital inflows, foreign capital, current account balance, capital flows, unemployment rate, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

After the 2003-2007 economic boom, European countries with large pre-crisis current account imbalances are undergoing adjustments. Countries are adjusting at different paces and ways reflecting the source and magni...

Social Sector Reform in Transition Countries

Social Sector Reform in Transition Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2001/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Keller , and Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451845358.001

ISBN: 9781451845358

Keywords: social sector reform, pension, health care, social insurance, retirement, unemployment, Public Economics: General, National Government Expenditures and Health, National Government Expenditures and Education, National Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs

During the transition process, many existing social sector institutions and policies were significantly eroded and their underlying character changed. As a result, they often do not redistribute to the poorest, nor...

Taxation and Unemployment

Taxation and Unemployment »

Volume/Issue: 1996/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Howell Zee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974348.001

ISBN: 9781451974348

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment benefits, unemployment rates, social security

This paper reviews conceptual linkages between taxation and unemployment, available empirical evidence and country policies that may have a bearing on these linkages in the OECD and in a sample of developing and tr...

The Role of Country Concentration in the International Portfolio Investment Positions for the European Union Members

The Role of Country Concentration in the International Portfolio Investment Positions for the European Union Members »

Volume/Issue: 2014/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iuliia Brushko , and Yuko Hashimoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475543759.006

ISBN: 9781475543759

Keywords: International Portfolio, Portfolio Flows, Portfolio Concentration, stock index, unemployment, unemployment rate, portfolio investment, bond, Portfolio Choice,

This paper examines the international portfolio flows of European Union. Our analysis includes three dimensions: (1) the level of countries portfolio investment concentration (those who invest evenly among counterp...

Unemployment and Productivity in the Long Run
			: the Role of Macroeconomic Volatility

Unemployment and Productivity in the Long Run : the Role of Macroeconomic Volatility »

Volume/Issue: 2010/259

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Surico , Luca Ricci , and Pierpaolo Benigno

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455209590.001

ISBN: 9781455209590

Keywords: macroeconomic volatility, downward wage rigidities, unemployment rate, employment, unemployment rates, rate of unemployment, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

We propose a theory of low-frequency movements in unemployment based on asymmetric real wage rigidities. The theory generates two main predictions: long-run unemployment increases with (i) a fall in long-run produc...

IV. 1994–1996: Market Reforms

IV. 1994–1996: Market Reforms »

Source: Regional Economic Issues--Special Report 25 Years of Transition : Post-Communist Europe and the IMF

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): James Roaf , Ruben Atoyan , Bikas Joshi , and Krzysztof Krogulski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498305631

Keywords: labor market, unemployment, transition countries, inflation, banking

The mid-1990s saw continued rapid economic changes in the region, often amid considerable political uncertainty. For some countries, macro stabilization came earlier...

IV Understanding Persistent Regional Disparities in Unemployment

IV Understanding Persistent Regional Disparities in Unemployment »

Source: Labor Market Performance in Transition : The Experience of Central and Eastern European Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , Jerald Schiff , Miho Ihara , Tetsuya Konuki , and Kornelia Krajnyak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064690

Keywords: unemployment, employment, labor market, unemployment rates, unemployed

Labor market performance not only varies across transition countries, but also across regions within a country, and such regional differences are substantial. Differences in Labor Marke...

IX. Financial Sector

IX. Financial Sector »

Source: Regional Economic Issues--Special Report 25 Years of Transition : Post-Communist Europe and the IMF

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): James Roaf , Ruben Atoyan , Bikas Joshi , and Krzysztof Krogulski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498305631

Keywords: labor market, unemployment, transition countries, inflation, banking

After incomplete reform that led to banking crises across the region in the 1990s, almost all countries adopted a model based on strong bank supervision and high par...