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IMF Papers on Policy Analysis and Assessment

IMF Papers on Policy Analysis and Assessment »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 44 No. 1

Volume: 44

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1997

ISBN: 9781451957112

Keywords: labor market, unemployment rate, labor market policies, unemployment benefits, unemployed

This paper argues that an important group of labor market policies are complementary in the sense that the effect of each policy is greater when implemented in conjunction with the other policies than in isolation....

Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU?

Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU? »

Volume/Issue: 1997/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974034.003

ISBN: 9781451974034

Keywords: European Economic and Monetary Union, Europe, Social security, unemployment, unemployment benefits, survivors ? pensions, payroll tax

Pursuant to the Treaty of Maastricht, members of the European Union (EU) intend to participate in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), in part through convergence toward specified limits on the overall deficit an...

IMF Staff Papers, Volume 51, No. 3

IMF Staff Papers, Volume 51, No. 3 »

Volume: 51

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063518.024

ISBN: 9781589063518

Keywords: exchange rate, interest rate, international monetary fund, Labor market, Asset Pricing, Cash Flow, Conservatism, Cost-benefit Analysis, Effect Of Inflation On Unemployment, Empirical Methods

This paper tests uncovered interest parity (UIP) using interest rates on longer maturity bonds for the Group of Seven countries. These long-horizon regressions yield much more support for UIP-all of the coefficient...

Searching for the Virtues of the European Model

Searching for the Virtues of the European Model »

Volume/Issue: 1994/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gilles Saint-Paul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451973853.001

ISBN: 9781451973853

Keywords: wage, minimum wage, unemployment, unemployed, benefits

The distributional effects of the minimum wage are analyzed in a model where skilled and unskilled labor enter the production function. It is argued that distributional goals are best achieved by letting the labor...

Stress Tests for Defined Benefit Pension Plans - A Primer

Stress Tests for Defined Benefit Pension Plans - A Primer »

Volume/Issue: 2011/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gregorio Impavido

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455216765.001

ISBN: 9781455216765

Keywords: Key Words: Defined benefit plans, pension mathematics, FSAP, retirement, benefits, pension, retirement age, salary, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), Financial Institutions and Services: General

Stress testing is a useful and increasingly popular, yet sometimes misunderstood, method of analyzing the resilience of financial systems to adverse events. This paper aims to help demystify stress tests and illust...

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 Simple Economics of Benefit Transfers

The Simple Economics of Benefit Transfers »

Volume/Issue: 1995/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dennis Snower

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842128.001

ISBN: 9781451842128

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployed, unemployment benefits, labor demand

The paper examines the employment and unemployment implications of permitting unemployed people to use part of their unemployment benefits to provide employment vouchers to the firms that hire them. This opportunit...

Unemployment Benefits Versus Conditional Negative Income Taxes

Unemployment Benefits Versus Conditional Negative Income Taxes »

Volume/Issue: 1995/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dennis Snower

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848649.001

ISBN: 9781451848649

Keywords: unemployment, unemployment benefits, employment, unemployment benefit, unemployment insurance

The paper analyzes the wage-employment effects of replacing unemployment benefits by negative income taxes. It first surveys the major equity and efficiency effects of unemployment benefits versus negative income t...

IMF Working Papers

IMF Working Papers »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 44 No. 1

Volume: 44

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1997

ISBN: 9781451957112

Keywords: labor market, unemployment rate, labor market policies, unemployment benefits, unemployed

This paper argues that an important group of labor market policies are complementary in the sense that the effect of each policy is greater when implemented in conjunction with the other policies than in isolation....

Work Absence in Europe

Work Absence in Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2004/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leo Bonato , and Lusine Lusinyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859843.001

ISBN: 9781451859843

Keywords: sickness absence, working time, panel data, benefits, employment, unemployment, unemployed, sickness insurance, Time Allocation and Labor Supply,

Work absence is an important part of the individual decision on actual working hours. This paper focuses on sickness absence in Europe and develops a stylized model where absence is part of the labor-leisure decisi...