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Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain

Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain »

Source: Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area : France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain

Volume/Issue: 2008/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bogdan Lissovolik , Julio Escolano , Stefania Fabrizio , Werner Schule , Herman Bennett , Stephen Tokarick , Yuan Xiao , Marialuz Moreno Badia , Eva Gutierrez , and Iryna Ivaschenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451869729

Keywords: Competitiveness, export structure, product quality, services exports, outsourcing, value-added, technological intensity, restructuring, growth, industry and trade

This collection of studies analyzes developments in nonprice external competitiveness of France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. While France, Italy, and Portugal have experienced substantial export market shar...

Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain

Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain »

Source: Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area : France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain

Volume/Issue: 2008/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bogdan Lissovolik , Julio Escolano , Stefania Fabrizio , Werner Schule , Herman Bennett , Stephen Tokarick , Yuan Xiao , Marialuz Moreno Badia , Eva Gutierrez , and Iryna Ivaschenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451869729

Keywords: Competitiveness, export structure, product quality, services exports, outsourcing, value-added, technological intensity, restructuring, growth, industry and trade

This collection of studies analyzes developments in nonprice external competitiveness of France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. While France, Italy, and Portugal have experienced substantial export market shar...

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area »

Volume/Issue: 2018/3

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Helge Berger , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484340424.087

ISBN: 9781484340424

Keywords: Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Monetary unions, Spain, Italy, Fiscal policy, France, Germany, Greece

The paper makes an analytical contribution to the revived discussion about the euro area's institutional setup. After significant progress during the euro crisis, the drive to complete Europe's Economic and Monetar...

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, but at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. The external environment has become less supportive, with slow...

Economic Integration and Financial Stability

Economic Integration and Financial Stability »

Source: Economic Integration and Financial Stability : A European Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2006/296

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gianni De Nicolo , and Alexander Tieman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865561

Keywords: Economic integration, equation, risk profiles, insurance companies, correlation, probability, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper assesses changes in synchronization of real activity and financial market integration in Western Europe and evaluates their implications for financial stability. We find increased synchronization of real...

Effectiveness and Channels of Macroprudential Instruments

Effectiveness and Channels of Macroprudential Instruments »

Source: Effectiveness and Channels of Macroprudential Instruments : Lessons from the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2016/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Tressel , and Yuanyan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513547404

Keywords: LTV ratios, capital requirement, mortage, bank lending, lending, monetary policy, instruments, mortgage, credit growth, General,

The crisis has highlighted the importance of setting up macro-prudential oversight frameworks, having effective macro-prudential instruments in place to be called upon to mitigate growing financial imbalances as ne...

Electoral System and Public Spending

Electoral System and Public Spending »

Source: Electoral System and Public Spending

Volume/Issue: 2001/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roberto Perotti , Massimo Rostagno , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

ISBN: 9781451843972

Keywords: electoral rules, proportionality, public spending, transfers, electoral system, electoral systems, voter, voting, government spending, Structure

We study the effects of electoral institutions on the size and composition of public expenditure in OECD and Latin American countries. We present a model emphasizing the distinction between purchases of goods and s...

Enforcement and the Stability and Growth Pact

Enforcement and the Stability and Growth Pact »

Source: Enforcement and the Stability and Growth Pact : How Fiscal Policy Did and Did Not Change Under Europe's Fiscal Framework

Volume/Issue: 2006/116

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anthony Annett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863765

Keywords: enforcement, fiscal governance, fiscal framework, fiscal performance, fiscal rules, National Deficit Surplus,

The Stability and Growth Pact has been a success in numerous EU countries, especially in guiding them toward underlying fiscal balance ahead of population aging. These countries tend to be smaller, subject to great...

The EU Services Directive

The EU Services Directive »

Source: The EU Services Directive : Gains from Further Liberalization

Volume/Issue: 2014/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Fernández Corugedo , and Esther Perez Ruiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498391726

Keywords: Services sectors, Services Directive, Input-output economics, Growth theory, Competition authorities, competition, intermediate goods, multiplier effects, regulatory barriers, General,

The EU Services Directive was adopted in 2006 to foster competition in services across Europe. However, progress in liberalizing services has fallen short of expectations due to the article 15 of the Directive, whi...

Euro Area Export Performance and Competitiveness

Euro Area Export Performance and Competitiveness »

Source: Euro Area Export Performance and Competitiveness

Volume/Issue: 2011/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jarkko Turunen , Richard Harmsen , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455265459

Keywords: Competitiveness, Trade equations, euro, export, reer, exchange rates, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

Concerns about export growth within the euro area peripheral countries due to a lack of competitiveness within the euro area are a key policy issue. Our analysis suggests that: (i) Long-term price elasticities for...