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World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

Accelerated Reforms will Carry Forward Macedonia’s Hard-Won Economic Achievements

Accelerated Reforms will Carry Forward Macedonia’s Hard-Won Economic Achievements »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 16

Volume/Issue: 35/16

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451968606

Keywords: international monetary fund, economic outlook, wage differentials, Doha Round (2001-), Economic History, European Economic And Monetary Union (emu). Membership, International Competition, International Economic Integration, International Monetary Fund (imf). Trade Integration Mechanism (tim), Negotiation In Business

U.S. fiscal outlook; U.S. inflation dynamics; Ireland, FYR Macedonia, El Salvador, Uruguay briefs; Egypt: growth and reform; Canadian female labor participation; EU: Stability and Growth Pact; Suspension of Doha ta...

Actualité

Actualité »

Source: FMI Bulletin Vol.35, No.16 Aout 2006

Volume/Issue: 35/16

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2006

Language: French

ISBN: 9781451976731

Keywords: economic cooperation, economic integration, trade integration, world trade organization, international economic integration, monetary union, exporting countries, free trade, international competition, agricultural trade

With its keen focus on the IMF's work and top macroeconomic and international financial issues, the IMF Survey provides analyses of country, regional, and global developments; insights into Fund operations, policie...

Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable?

Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable? »

Source: Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable?

Volume/Issue: 2006/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Cihak , Simon Wolfe , and Klaus Schaeck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864038

Keywords: banking competition, market structure, regulation, duration analysis, banking, statistic, banking system, probability, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper provides the first empirical analysis of the cross-country relationship between a direct measure of competitive conduct of financial institutions and banking system fragility. Using the Panzar and Rosse...

Are Uniform Tariffs Optimal?

Are Uniform Tariffs Optimal? »

Source: Are Uniform Tariffs Optimal?

Volume/Issue: 2004/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mary Amiti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451849370

Keywords: Agglomeration, downstream firms, trade liberalization, upstream firms, vertical ilinks, final goods, intermediate inputs, tariff rates, trade costs, uniform tariffs

This paper analyzes whether uniform tariffs give rise to the highest welfare compared with tariffs that either escalate or de-escalate along the value chain of production. We show that countries may be better off w...

Assessing the Impact of Structural Reforms Through a Supply-side Framework: The Case of Argentina

Assessing the Impact of Structural Reforms Through a Supply-side Framework: The Case of Argentina »

Source: Assessing the Impact of Structural Reforms Through a Supply-side Framework: The Case of Argentina

Volume/Issue: 2018/183

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lusine Lusinyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484362990

Keywords: Argentina, Western Hemisphere, Economic growth; structural reforms; productivity; product market competition; labor market reforms; trade openness; Argentina, Economic growth, structural reforms, productivity, product market competition, labor market reforms, trade openness, General

The paper uses a supply-side framework based on a production function approach to assess the role of structural reforms in boosting long-term GDP growth in Argentina. The impact of product, labor, trade, and tax re...

Assessing the Macroeconomic Impact of Structural Reforms The Case of Italy

Assessing the Macroeconomic Impact of Structural Reforms The Case of Italy »

Source: Assessing the Macroeconomic Impact of Structural Reforms The Case of Italy

Volume/Issue: 2013/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lusine Lusinyan , and Dirk Muir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475530865

Keywords: Growth, structural reforms, product market competition, macroeconomic policy coordination, dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models, labor market, labor supply, employment, labor productivity, Forecasting and Other Model Applications

Wide-ranging structural reforms are underway in Italy, aimed at addressing key bottlenecks in the product and labor markets. Our analysis, based on the IMF‘s Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal model (GIMF), atte...

Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry

Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry »

Source: Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry

Volume/Issue: 1998/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451951547

Keywords: Loan Market, Barriers to Entry, Spatial Competition, competition, banking, banking industry, barrier to entry, mergers

The paper analyzes the effects of informational asymmetries on the market structure of the banking industry in a multi-period model of spatial competition. All lenders face uncertainty with regard to borrowers&#x20...

Bank Competition and Financial Stability

Bank Competition and Financial Stability »

Source: Bank Competition and Financial Stability : A General Equilibrium Exposition

Volume/Issue: 2011/295

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcella Lucchetta , and Gianni De Nicolo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463927295

Keywords: General Equilibrium, Bank Competition, competition, bank risk, market competition, banking

We study versions of a general equilibrium banking model with moral hazard under either constant or increasing returns to scale of the intermediation technology used by banks to screen and/or monitor borrowers. If...

Bank Competition and Firm Creation

Bank Competition and Firm Creation »

Source: Bank Competition and Firm Creation

Volume/Issue: 2001/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2001

ISBN: 9781451843910

Keywords: bank competition, banking industry, degree of competition, Asymmetric Information, Growth,

This paper investigates the empirical relationship between competition in the financial sector and the creation of firms in the non-financial sector. It finds that bank competition has an overall positive effect on...

Bank Competition, Risk, and Asset Allocations

Bank Competition, Risk, and Asset Allocations »

Source: Bank Competition, Risk, and Asset Allocations

Volume/Issue: 2009/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Boyd , Gianni De Nicolo , and Abu M. Jalal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451872903

Keywords: Bank Competition, Concentration, Risk, Asset, bank failure, probability, risk of bank failure,

We study a banking model in which banks invest in a riskless asset and compete in both deposit and risky loan markets. The model predicts that as competition increases, both loans and assets increase; however, the...