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Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe

Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

The Spring EUR REO projects the economic outlook for the region for the next six months.

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375402.086

ISBN: 9781484375402

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

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment and wages, remains the main engin...

Investment Slowdown in Denmark: Diagnosis and Policy Options

Investment Slowdown in Denmark: Diagnosis and Policy Options »

Volume/Issue: 2018/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484367537.001

ISBN: 9781484367537

Keywords: Denmark, Europe, Investment, accelerator model, leverage, structural reforms, Institutions and Growth

Total investment in Denmark has experienced a sharp slowdown following the global financial crisis. This slowdown has coincided with a decline in labor productivity and expansion of the current account surplus. Thi...

Denmark
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Denmark : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/177

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484362433.002

ISBN: 9781484362433

Keywords: Denmark, Europe

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights continued solid growth in the Danish economy. The output gap has seemingly closed for the first time since the global financial crisis. Unemployment is low and close to...

Denmark
			: Selected Issues

Denmark : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/178

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484362556.002

ISBN: 9781484362556

Keywords: Europe, Denmark

This Selected Issues paper analyzes investment slowdown in Denmark. The post-global-financial-crisis (GFC) weakness in Denmark's aggregate investment cannot be fully explained by the output slowdown. The baseline a...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe
			: Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe : Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339909.086

ISBN: 9781484339909

Europe continues to enjoy a strong growth spurt. Growth has firmed up in many European economies and the forecast is for more of the same. Real GDP increased by 2.8 percent in 2017, up from 1.8 percent in 2016. The...

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...

Denmark
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Denmark

Denmark : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Denmark »

Volume/Issue: 2017/158

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304594.002

ISBN: 9781484304594

Keywords: Denmark, Europe

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights the recovery of the Danish economy, which is approaching potential, despite growth in recent years that has been markedly slower than before the crisis. Unemployment is...

Denmark
			: Selected Issues

Denmark : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/159

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304617.002

ISBN: 9781484304617

Keywords: Europe, Denmark

This Selected Issues paper analyzes household balance sheet structure in Denmark and sensitivity to rising rates. Households in Denmark have gotten considerably wealthier in recent decades. High household assets, i...

Negative Interest Rates
			: How Big a Challenge for Large Danish and Swedish Banks?

Negative Interest Rates : How Big a Challenge for Large Danish and Swedish Banks? »

Volume/Issue: 2016/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rima Turk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475544688.001

ISBN: 9781475544688

Keywords: Negative interest rates; Bank Profitability; Denmark; Sweden.

Negative policy interest rates have prevailed for some years in Denmark and are a more recent development in Sweden. Among other potential side effects, negative rates could weaken banks' profitability by reducing...

Can Reform Waves Turn the Tide? Some Case Studies Using the Synthetic Control Method

Can Reform Waves Turn the Tide? Some Case Studies Using the Synthetic Control Method »

Volume/Issue: 2016/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bibek Adhikari , Romain Duval , Bingjie Hu , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475524277.001

ISBN: 9781475524277

Keywords: structural reforms, synthetic control method,liberalization, labor and productivity market reforms, growth.

A number of advanced economies carried out a sequence of extensive reforms of their labor and product markets in the 1990s and early 2000s. Using the Synthetic Control Method (SCM), this paper implements six case s...