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Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU?

Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU? »

Source: Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU?

Volume/Issue: 1997/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1997

ISBN: 9781451974034

Keywords: European Economic and Monetary Union, Europe, Social security, unemployment, unemployment benefits, survivors ? pensions, payroll tax

Pursuant to the Treaty of Maastricht, members of the European Union (EU) intend to participate in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), in part through convergence toward specified limits on the overall deficit an...

Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU?

Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU? »

Volume/Issue: 1997/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974034.003

ISBN: 9781451974034

Keywords: European Economic and Monetary Union, Europe, Social security, unemployment, unemployment benefits, survivors ? pensions, payroll tax

Pursuant to the Treaty of Maastricht, members of the European Union (EU) intend to participate in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), in part through convergence toward specified limits on the overall deficit an...

It's Not What You Make, It's How You Use IT
			: Measuring the Welfare Benefits of the IT Revolution Across Countries

It's Not What You Make, It's How You Use IT : Measuring the Welfare Benefits of the IT Revolution Across Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2002/117

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854022.001

ISBN: 9781451854022

Keywords: welfare benefits, real gdp, benefits, national income, gdp per capita, Welfare Economics: General, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper analyzes the welfare benefits from falling relative prices of IT (information technology) goods across a wide range of countries. We find, using two separate methodologies and datasets, that welfare bene...

Private Finance and Public Policy

Private Finance and Public Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2004/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854305.001

ISBN: 9781451854305

Keywords: Finance, Market Failures, benefits, financial system, financial institutions, financial systems, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Externalities, Asymmetric and Private Information,

This paper articulates a logical foundation-drawn from disparate literatures-for understanding why safeguarding financial stability is an important economic policy objective. The paper also explains why private asp...

Searching for the Virtues of the European Model

Searching for the Virtues of the European Model »

Volume/Issue: 1994/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gilles Saint-Paul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451973853.001

ISBN: 9781451973853

Keywords: wage, minimum wage, unemployment, unemployed, benefits

The distributional effects of the minimum wage are analyzed in a model where skilled and unskilled labor enter the production function. It is argued that distributional goals are best achieved by letting the labor...

Unemployment Benefits Versus Conditional Negative Income Taxes

Unemployment Benefits Versus Conditional Negative Income Taxes »

Volume/Issue: 1995/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dennis Snower

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848649.001

ISBN: 9781451848649

Keywords: unemployment, unemployment benefits, employment, unemployment benefit, unemployment insurance

The paper analyzes the wage-employment effects of replacing unemployment benefits by negative income taxes. It first surveys the major equity and efficiency effects of unemployment benefits versus negative income t...

Why is Unemployment in France so High?

Why is Unemployment in France so High? »

Volume/Issue: 1994/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reza Moghadam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451966589.001

ISBN: 9781451966589

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment benefits, unemployed, unemployment rate

High and persistent unemployment, as well as its composition, e.g., high youth unemployment, suggests underlying structural problems in the French labor market. Comparisons with other industrial countries, as well...

It's Not What You Make, It's How You Use IT

It's Not What You Make, It's How You Use IT »

Source: It's Not What You Make, It's How You Use IT : Measuring the Welfare Benefits of the IT Revolution Across Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/117

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

ISBN: 9781451854022

Keywords: welfare benefits, real gdp, benefits, national income, gdp per capita, Welfare Economics: General, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper analyzes the welfare benefits from falling relative prices of IT (information technology) goods across a wide range of countries. We find, using two separate methodologies and datasets, that welfare bene...

Private Finance and Public Policy

Private Finance and Public Policy »

Source: Private Finance and Public Policy

Volume/Issue: 2004/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451854305

Keywords: Finance, Market Failures, benefits, financial system, financial institutions, financial systems, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Externalities, Asymmetric and Private Information,

This paper articulates a logical foundation-drawn from disparate literatures-for understanding why safeguarding financial stability is an important economic policy objective. The paper also explains why private asp...

Searching for the Virtues of the European Model

Searching for the Virtues of the European Model »

Source: Searching for the Virtues of the European Model

Volume/Issue: 1994/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gilles Saint-Paul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1994

ISBN: 9781451973853

Keywords: wage, minimum wage, unemployment, unemployed, benefits

The distributional effects of the minimum wage are analyzed in a model where skilled and unskilled labor enter the production function. It is argued that distributional goals are best achieved by letting the labor...