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Are Labor Market Indicators Telling the Truth? Role of Measurement Error in the U.S. Current Population Survey

Are Labor Market Indicators Telling the Truth? Role of Measurement Error in the U.S. Current Population Survey »

Source: Are Labor Market Indicators Telling the Truth? Role of Measurement Error in the U.S. Current Population Survey

Volume/Issue: 2019/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ippei Shibata

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2019

ISBN: 9781498300452

Keywords: Persons not in labor force, Labor market policy, Labor force, Labor force participation, Labor markets, Gross Worker Flows, Current Population Survey, Classification Errors, Unemployment, Shimer

Labor market indicators are critical for policymakers, but measurement error in labor force survey data is known to be substantial. In this paper, I quantify the implications of classification errors in the U.S. Cu...

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation »

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/55

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484399019

Keywords: Economic growth, Credit, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Employment, household debt;RBA;wage growth;interest-only;Haver

Australia experienced only a minor downturn after the end of the mining investment and commodity price boom but, as elsewhere, the adjustment and rebalancing has been slow, with below-target inflation and low wage...

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/55

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484399019

Keywords: Economic growth, Credit, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Employment, household debt;RBA;wage growth;interest-only;Haver

Australia experienced only a minor downturn after the end of the mining investment and commodity price boom but, as elsewhere, the adjustment and rebalancing has been slow, with below-target inflation and low wage...

Designing Labor Market Institutions in Emerging and Developing Economies

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Designing Labor Market Institutions in Emerging and Developing Economies »

Source: Designing Labor Market Institutions in Emerging and Developing Economies : Evidence and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Romain Duval , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498313261

Keywords: Labor market institutions, Labor markets, Labor market policy, Market economies, Labor taxes, Employment Protection, Unemployment Benefits, Social Assistance, Cash Transfers, Minimum Wage

Designing Labor Market Institutions in Emerging and Developing Economies: Evidence and IMF Advice....

The Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume: 18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Aidar Abdychev , Cristian Alonso , Emre Alper , Dominique Desruelle , Siddharth Kothari , Yun Liu , Mathilde Perinet , Sidra Rehman , Axel Schimmelpfennig , and Preya Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484383094

Keywords: Labor markets, Economic conditions, Economic development, Economic integration, National income, Economic growth, Poverty, Unemployment, Future of Work, Sub-Saharan Africa

Far-reaching changes in technology, climate, and global economic integration are transforming the world of work in ways that we do not yet fully understand. Will the swift technological advances of the Fourth Indus...

How to Operationalize Inequality Issues in Country Work

How to Operationalize Inequality Issues in Country Work »

Source: How to Operationalize Inequality Issues in Country Work

Volume/Issue: 2018/032

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2018

ISBN: 9781498309028

Keywords: Employment, Economic stabilization, Economic growth, Economic recession, Unemployment, distributional, inequality issue, inequality, macroeconomic stability, article IV consultation

"Economic inclusion is the broad sharing of the benefits of, and the opportunities to participate in, economic growth. It embodies equitable outcomes related to financial well-being as well as opportunities in acce...

Promoting Inclusive Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Promoting Inclusive Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2019/9

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mercedes Vera-Martín , Dominique Fayad , Sergejs Saksonovs , Wei Shi , and Fang Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498313353.087

ISBN: 9781498313353

Keywords: Central Asia and the Caucasus, Inclusive growth, Financial inclusion, Fiscal policy, Economic growth, Unemployment, Total factor productivity, Credit, Caucasus and Central Asia, CCA

CCA countries achieved gains in inclusiveness over the past 20 years as incomes increased and poverty, inequality, and unemployment declined. Most of the progress occurred before the 2008-09 global financial crisis...

The Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume: 18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Aidar Abdychev , Cristian Alonso , Emre Alper , Dominique Desruelle , Siddharth Kothari , Yun Liu , Mathilde Perinet , Sidra Rehman , Axel Schimmelpfennig , and Preya Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484383094.087

ISBN: 9781484383094

Keywords: Labor markets, Economic conditions, Economic development, Economic integration, National income, Economic growth, Poverty, Unemployment, Future of Work, Sub-Saharan Africa

Far-reaching changes in technology, climate, and global economic integration are transforming the world of work in ways that we do not yet fully understand. Will the swift technological advances of the Fourth Indus...

Designing Labor Market Institutions in Emerging and Developing Economies
			: Evidence and Policy Options

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Designing Labor Market Institutions in Emerging and Developing Economies : Evidence and Policy Options »

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Romain Duval , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498313261.006

ISBN: 9781498313261

Keywords: Labor market institutions, Labor markets, Labor market policy, Market economies, Labor taxes, Employment Protection, Unemployment Benefits, Social Assistance, Cash Transfers, Minimum Wage

Designing Labor Market Institutions in Emerging and Developing Economies: Evidence and IMF Advice....

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Fund Facility for Jordan

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Fund Facility for Jordan »

Source: Jordan : Second Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility, Requests for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, an Extension of the Arrangement, and Rephasing of Access-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jordan

Volume/Issue: 2019/127

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498313841

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Unemployment, Public debt, Credit, Monetary policy, NEPCO, CBJ, Proj, overall balance, performance criterion

Since completion of the first review, Jordan has preserved macroeconomic stability in a most difficult environment. It has weathered a series of severe and highly persistent shocks, including regional conflicts, do...