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CHAPTER I. ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES

CHAPTER I. ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2002 : Recessions and Recoveries

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061071

Keywords: inflation, debt, interest, recessions, external debt

Over recent months, there have been increasing signs that the global slowdown has bottomed out, most clearly in the United States and to a lesser extent in Europe and some countries in Asia. Whi...

Chapter II Medium-Term Projections and Alternative Scenarios for Industrial Countries

Chapter II Medium-Term Projections and Alternative Scenarios for Industrial Countries »

Source: World Economic Outlook, May 1990

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1990

ISBN: 9781451944921

Keywords: inflation, current account, external borrowing, net debtor, current account balance

This chapter begins with a presentation of the staff’s medium-term baseline projections for the industrial countries and continues with a discussion of medium-term scenarios intende...

CHAPTER II. THREE ESSAYS ON HOW FINANCIAL MARKETS AFFECT REAL ACTIVITY

CHAPTER II. THREE ESSAYS ON HOW FINANCIAL MARKETS AFFECT REAL ACTIVITY »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2002 : Recessions and Recoveries

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061071

Keywords: inflation, debt, interest, recessions, external debt

This chapter contains three essays on current policy issues associated with debt defaults, wealth effects, and monetary policy, which have a common theme of linking financial, monetary policy, and institutio...

Chapter III Policy Issues in Industrial Countries

Chapter III Policy Issues in Industrial Countries »

Source: World Economic Outlook, May 1990

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1990

ISBN: 9781451944921

Keywords: inflation, current account, external borrowing, net debtor, current account balance

The recent slowdown of aggregate demand in the industrial world has reflected in part the widespread tightening of monetary conditions since mid-1988 that was required to alleviate...

CHAPTER III. RECESSIONS AND RECOVERIES

CHAPTER III. RECESSIONS AND RECOVERIES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2002 : Recessions and Recoveries

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061071

Keywords: inflation, debt, interest, recessions, external debt

The world economy has experienced its most significant slowdown since the early 1990s (Box 1.1 and Figure 3.1). Much public discussion has focused on how the current downturn differs from other recessions in...

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction »

Source: The Baltics : Competitiveness on the Eve of EU Accession

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Yuan Xiao , Robert Burgess , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2004

ISBN: 9781589063266

Keywords: European Union, Labor productivity, Real effective exchange rates, exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, real exchange rates, inflation

Concerns about the competitiveness of the Baltic economies have reemerged, as current account deficits have widened in Estonia and Latvia, and the real exchange rate has continued to appreciate in Lithuania....

Chapter 1 Introduction and Summary

Chapter 1 Introduction and Summary »

Source: Who's Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Martin Mühleisen , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067882

Keywords: inflation, bond, commodity prices, spillovers, interest rates

In a global economy beset by concerns over a growth recession, financial volatility, and rising inflation, many countries in the Western Hemisphere have been among the few bright spots in recent years. Not t...

Chapter IV. Medium-Term Prospects and Policy Issues in Developing Countries

Chapter IV. Medium-Term Prospects and Policy Issues in Developing Countries »

Source: World Economic Outlook, May 1990

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1990

ISBN: 9781451944921

Keywords: inflation, current account, external borrowing, net debtor, current account balance

Since the early 1980s, external payments problems, and in particular the burden of debt, have been the main policy issue in many developing countries. Despite the progress achieved...

CHAPTER 5. Labor Market and Educational System

CHAPTER 5. Labor Market and Educational System »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Despite strong economic growth, averaging just below 6 percent per year over the last two decades, a “U”-curve phenomenon of Mauritian unemployment can be observed (Figure 5.1). The unemployment rate plunged...

CHAPTER 9. Medium-Term Challenges and Concluding Remarks

CHAPTER 9. Medium-Term Challenges and Concluding Remarks »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

The Factors Behind Sustained Growth The discussion in the previous chapters leads to some key conclusions. First, the Mauritian growth performance since the 1970s has been exceptiona...