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Women Are Key for Future Growth
			: Evidence from Canada

Women Are Key for Future Growth : Evidence from Canada »

Volume/Issue: 2017/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bengt Petersson , Rodrigo Mariscal , and Kotaro Ishi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484309247.001

ISBN: 9781484309247

Keywords: Labor productivity, Taxation, Western Hemisphere, Canada, female participation, benefit system, Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

How important are female workers for economic growth? This paper presents empirical evidence that an increase in female labor force participation is positively associated with labor productivity growth. Using panel...

IV Managing Financial Sector Change

IV Managing Financial Sector Change »

Source: The Netherlands : Transforming a Market Economy

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 1999

ISBN: 9781557758040

Keywords: wage, employment, unemployment, benefits, wages

To understand the breadth of the economic changes in the Netherlands, and the range of policy challenges facing the authorities, an account of financial sector developments is indispensable. In the course of...

IV Private Pension Plans and Saving

IV Private Pension Plans and Saving »

Source: Pension Regimes and Saving

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfredo Cuevas , George Mackenzie , and Philip Gerson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756404

Keywords: pension, retirement, benefits, pensions, pension plans

The design of public pension plans has the potential to affect the saving rate, as Section III has made clear. The same could be true of private pension plans, and the question arises as to whether the regul...

Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Economies: Fiscal Costs, Gains, and Support

Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Economies: Fiscal Costs, Gains, and Support »

Source: Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Economies : Fiscal Costs, Gains, and Support

Volume/Issue: 2017/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Angana Banerji , Valerio Crispolti , Era Dabla-Norris , Romain Duval , Christian Ebeke , Davide Furceri , Takuji Komatsuzaki , and Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475583977

Keywords: Business cycles, Developed countries, Employment, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Labor market reforms, Legislation, Fiscal Policy; Structural Reforms; Public Debt; Labor Market; Product Market; Deregulation; Employment Protection; Unemployment Benefits; Labor Tax; Active Labor Market Policy, Structural Reforms, Public Debt

Product and labor market reforms are needed to lift persistently sluggish growth in advanced economies. But reforms have progressed slowly because of concerns about their distributive and short-term economic effect...

Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Economies: Fiscal Costs, Gains, and Support— Case Studies of Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom

Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Economies: Fiscal Costs, Gains, and Support— Case Studies of Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom »

Source: Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Economies : Fiscal Costs, Gains, and Support

Volume/Issue: 2017/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Angana Banerji , Valerio Crispolti , Era Dabla-Norris , Romain Duval , Christian Ebeke , Davide Furceri , Takuji Komatsuzaki , and Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475583977

Keywords: Business cycles, Developed countries, Employment, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Labor market reforms, Legislation, Fiscal Policy; Structural Reforms; Public Debt; Labor Market; Product Market; Deregulation; Employment Protection; Unemployment Benefits; Labor Tax; Active Labor Market Policy, Structural Reforms, Public Debt

Product and labor market reforms are needed to lift persistently sluggish growth in advanced economies. But reforms have progressed slowly because of concerns about their distributive and short-term economic effect...

Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Economies: Fiscal Costs, Gains, and Support - Technical Appendix

Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Economies: Fiscal Costs, Gains, and Support - Technical Appendix »

Source: Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Economies : Fiscal Costs, Gains, and Support

Volume/Issue: 2017/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Angana Banerji , Valerio Crispolti , Era Dabla-Norris , Romain Duval , Christian Ebeke , Davide Furceri , Takuji Komatsuzaki , and Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475583977

Keywords: Business cycles, Developed countries, Employment, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Labor market reforms, Legislation, Fiscal Policy; Structural Reforms; Public Debt; Labor Market; Product Market; Deregulation; Employment Protection; Unemployment Benefits; Labor Tax; Active Labor Market Policy, Structural Reforms, Public Debt

Product and labor market reforms are needed to lift persistently sluggish growth in advanced economies. But reforms have progressed slowly because of concerns about their distributive and short-term economic effect...

Market Reforms at the Zero Lower Bound

Market Reforms at the Zero Lower Bound »

Source: Market Reforms at the Zero Lower Bound

Volume/Issue: 2017/215

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matteo Cacciatore , Romain Duval , Giuseppe Fiori , and Fabio Ghironi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484320679

Keywords: Employment protection; Monetary policy; Producer entry; Product market regulation; Structural reforms; Unemployment benefits; Zero lower bound, Employment protection, Monetary policy, Producer entry, Product market regulation, Structural reforms, Unemployment benefits, Zero lower bound, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments

This paper studies the impact of product and labor market reforms when the economy faces major slack and a binding constraint on monetary policy easing. such as the zero lower bound. To this end, we build a two-cou...

Mozambique Rising: Building a New Tomorrow

Mozambique Rising: Building a New Tomorrow »

Source: Expenditure Composition and Economic Development in Benin

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Marco Pani , and Mohamed El Harrak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2010

Language: French

ISBN: 9781475507379

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic models, Government expenditures, Civil service, Labor markets, Public investment, Wage policy, wage, labor demand, unemployment

This paper analyzes expenditure composition and economic development in Benin. It addresses some specific issues on the basis of a stylized model of the Beninese economy that highlights the tradeoff between expendi...

The Needle in the Haystack: What Drives Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Countries?

The Needle in the Haystack: What Drives Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Countries? »

Source: The Needle in the Haystack: What Drives Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Countries?

Volume/Issue: 2018/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Duval , Davide Furceri , and Jakob Miethe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484353639

Keywords: Structural reforms; labor market; product market; deregulation; employment protection; unemployment benefits; Bayesian averaging of maximum likelihood estimates, Structural reforms, labor market, product market, deregulation, employment protection, unemployment benefits, Bayesian averaging of maximum likelihood estimates, Model Evaluation and Testing, Labor Economics Policies

The political economy literature has put forward a multitude of hypotheses regarding the drivers of structural reforms, but few, if any, empirically robust findings have emerged thus far. To make progress, we draw...

The Netherlands
			: Transforming a Market Economy

The Netherlands : Transforming a Market Economy »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758040.084

ISBN: 9781557758040

Keywords: wage, employment, unemployment, benefits, wages

The striking turnaround in the Netherlands economic performance over the past decade and a half has attracted widespread attention. Emerging from deep recession and high unemployment in the early 1980s, the economy...