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Adjustment in Euro Area Deficit Countries

Adjustment in Euro Area Deficit Countries »

Source: Adjustment in Euro Area Deficit Countries : Progress, Challenges, and Policies

Volume/Issue: 2014/7

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Thierry Tressel , Shengzu Wang , Joong Kang , Jay Shambaugh , Jörg Decressin , and Petya Koeva Brooks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498373814

Keywords: European Economic and Monetary Union, Europe, Euro Area, Current account deficits, Crisis, Current account, Rebalancing, Competitiveness, External stability, Labor market

Imbalances within the euro area have been a defining feature of the crisis. This paper provides a critical analysis of the ongoing rebalancing of euro area 'deficit economies' (Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain)...

A Banking Union for the Euro Area

A Banking Union for the Euro Area »

Source: A Banking Union for the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2013/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Rishi Goyal , Petya Koeva Brooks , Mahmood Pradhan , Thierry Tressel , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Ceyla Pazarbasioglu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475521160

Keywords: Austria, Bank regulations, Bank resolution, Bank supervision, Belgium, Banking systems, Deposit insurance, Euro Area, Europe, Financial safety nets

The SDN elaborates the case for, and the design of, a banking union for the euro area. It discusses the benefits and costs of a banking union, presents a steady state view of the banking union, elaborates difficult...

Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities in Ireland

Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities in Ireland »

Source: Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities in Ireland

Volume/Issue: 2016/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nir Klein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475552171

Keywords: Corporate sector, Europe, Financial crisis, Ireland, leverage, interest rate shock, profit shock, General, General, General

The paper uses both macro- and micro-level data to assess how has the financial health of the Irish non-financial corporate (NFC) sector changed in the post financial crisis period. The analysis suggests that vulne...

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...

Exchange Rate-Based Stabilization in Western Europe

Exchange Rate-Based Stabilization in Western Europe »

Source: Exchange Rate-Based Stabilization in Western Europe : Greece, Ireland, Italy and Portugal

Volume/Issue: 1997/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache , and A. Hamann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1997

ISBN: 9781451849691

Keywords: Inflation stabilization, Western Europe, exchange rate, real exchange rate, monetary policy

This paper compares the experience with exchange-rate–based stabilization (ERBS) of four Western European countries with that of high-inflation developing countries. In general, the behavior of key macroecon...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

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

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...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Ireland

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Ireland »

Source: Ireland : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ireland

Volume/Issue: 2018/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484363744

Keywords: Ireland, Europe

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights continued rapid growth in the Irish economy, well above the EU. Although headline data are distorted by the volatility of multinationals' activity, the broad recovery of...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Ireland

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Ireland »

Source: Ireland : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/171

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484305539

Keywords: Europe, Ireland

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights Ireland' continued position among the euro area's top growth performers. Real GDP expanded by 5.2 percent in 2016, supported by a healthy expansion of private consumptio...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Sixth Post-Program Monitoring Discussion with Ireland

IMF Executive Board Concludes Sixth Post-Program Monitoring Discussion with Ireland »

Source: Ireland : 2016 Sixth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Press Release; and Staff Report for Ireland

Volume/Issue: 2017/34

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475574364

Keywords: Europe, Ireland

This paper highlights the main points of 2016 Sixth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions with Ireland. Ireland continued to grow at a healthy pace in 2016, mainly driven by domestic demand. The current account surpl...

Lessons from Successful Labor Market Reformers in Europe

Lessons from Successful Labor Market Reformers in Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2007/1

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Anthony Annett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451975352.003

ISBN: 9781451975352

Keywords: Fiscal adjustment, Europe, Employment, Labor supply, Labor market reforms, Political economy, Wage moderation, Wage bargaining, Tax reductions, labor market

Welfare states can be reformed successfully, and popular support for reforms can be maintained. But this requires an internally consistent package of labor market, fiscal, and product market reforms, including some...