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Islamic Finance
			: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options

Islamic Finance : Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options »

Volume/Issue: 2015/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Alfred Kammer , Mohamed Norat , Marco Pinon , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , Christopher Towe , and Zeine Zeidane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498325035.006

ISBN: 9781498325035

Keywords: Islamic finance, Islamic banking, participation finance, financial regulations, Sukuk markets, infrastructure finance, financial inclusion, monetary policy, macroprudential policy, tax policy

The SDN discusses the main policy issues and challenges in building an inclusive and safe Islamic finance industry, with emphasis on Islamic banking and Sukuk markets. To this end, it discuses why Islamic finance m...

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 »

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475583977.006

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...

Macroeconomic Management When Policy Space is Constrained
			: A Comprehensive, Consistent and Coordinated Approach to Economic Policy

Macroeconomic Management When Policy Space is Constrained : A Comprehensive, Consistent and Coordinated Approach to Economic Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2016/9

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Maurice Obstfeld , Ratna Sahay , Douglas Laxton , Dennis Botman , Kevin Clinton , Romain Duval , Kotaro Ishi , Zoltan Jakab , Laura Jaramillo , Constant Lonkeng Ngouana , Tommaso Mancini Griffoli , Joannes Mongardini , Susanna Mursula , Erlend Nier , Yulia Ustyugova , Hou Wang , and Oliver Wuensch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475537543.006

ISBN: 9781475537543

Keywords: Banks, Canada, Developed countries, Economic policy, Fiscal policy, Financial sector, Fiscal reforms, Incomes policy, Japan, Monetary policy

The recovery in GDP growth since the global financial crisis has been halting and weak. Concern is widespread that countercyclical policies have run out of space or lack the power to raise growth or deal with the n...

Rethinking Macro Policy II
			: Getting Granular

Rethinking Macro Policy II : Getting Granular »

Volume/Issue: 2013/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Olivier Blanchard , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484363478.006

ISBN: 9781484363478

Keywords: Financial stability, Fiscal consolidation, Central banks and their policies, Central banks, Capital flows, Public debt, Stabilization measures, Fiscal policy, Inflation targeting, Monetary policy

This note explores how the economic thinking about macroeconomic management has evolved since the crisis began. It discusses developments in monetary policy, including unconventional measures; the challenges associ...

Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance »

Source: Islamic Finance : Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2015/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Alfred Kammer , Mohamed Norat , Marco Pinon , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , Christopher Towe , and Zeine Zeidane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498325035

Keywords: Islamic finance, Islamic banking, participation finance, financial regulations, Sukuk markets, infrastructure finance, financial inclusion, monetary policy, macroprudential policy, tax policy

The SDN discusses the main policy issues and challenges in building an inclusive and safe Islamic finance industry, with emphasis on Islamic banking and Sukuk markets. To this end, it discuses why Islamic finance m...

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...

Macroeconomic Management When Policy Space is Constrained

Macroeconomic Management When Policy Space is Constrained »

Source: Macroeconomic Management When Policy Space is Constrained : A Comprehensive, Consistent and Coordinated Approach to Economic Policy

Volume/Issue: 2016/9

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Maurice Obstfeld , Ratna Sahay , Douglas Laxton , Dennis Botman , Kevin Clinton , Romain Duval , Kotaro Ishi , Zoltan Jakab , Laura Jaramillo , Constant Lonkeng Ngouana , Tommaso Mancini Griffoli , Joannes Mongardini , Susanna Mursula , Erlend Nier , Yulia Ustyugova , Hou Wang , and Oliver Wuensch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475537543

Keywords: Banks, Canada, Developed countries, Economic policy, Fiscal policy, Financial sector, Fiscal reforms, Incomes policy, Japan, Monetary policy

The recovery in GDP growth since the global financial crisis has been halting and weak. Concern is widespread that countercyclical policies have run out of space or lack the power to raise growth or deal with the n...

Rethinking Macro Policy II

Rethinking Macro Policy II »

Source: Rethinking Macro Policy II : Getting Granular

Volume/Issue: 2013/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Olivier Blanchard , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

ISBN: 9781484363478

Keywords: Financial stability, Fiscal consolidation, Central banks and their policies, Central banks, Capital flows, Public debt, Stabilization measures, Fiscal policy, Inflation targeting, Monetary policy

This note explores how the economic thinking about macroeconomic management has evolved since the crisis began. It discusses developments in monetary policy, including unconventional measures; the challenges associ...