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I How Accurate Are the IMF’s Short-Term Forecasts? Another Examination of the World Economic Outlook

I How Accurate Are the IMF’s Short-Term Forecasts? Another Examination of the World Economic Outlook »

Source: Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook, 1997

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 1998

ISBN: 9781557757012

Keywords: labor standards, inflation, employment, wages, monetary policy

The World Economic Outlook forecasts, published twice a year, are comprehensive in their coverage, both of countries and of economic variables, and only a part of the whole is exami...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: United Germany : The First Five Years: Performance and Policy Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Karl Habermeier , Robert Corker , Robert Feldman , Tessa Van der Willigen , and H. Vittas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557754721

Keywords: unemployment, wage, inflation, wages, employment

The purposes of this Occasional Paper are twofold: first, to review economic and financial developments in Germany since its reunification nearly five years ago; and, second, to analyze some critical issues...

II External Competitiveness1

II External Competitiveness1 »

Source: United Germany : The First Five Years: Performance and Policy Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Karl Habermeier , Robert Corker , Robert Feldman , Tessa Van der Willigen , and H. Vittas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557754721

Keywords: unemployment, wage, inflation, wages, employment

This chapter assesses Germany’s external competitiveness through the summer of 1994. This issue is particularly interesting in light of the substantial real appreciation of the deutsche mark in recent years...

II IMF Estimates of Potential Output: Theory and Practice

II IMF Estimates of Potential Output: Theory and Practice »

Source: Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook, 1997

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 1998

ISBN: 9781557757012

Keywords: labor standards, inflation, employment, wages, monetary policy

The concepts of potential output and the output gap are central to the IMF’s analytical work in providing policy recommendations to member country governments. Representing the econ...

III Multilateral Unit-Labor-Cost-Based Competitiveness Indicators for Advanced, Developing, and Transition Countries

III Multilateral Unit-Labor-Cost-Based Competitiveness Indicators for Advanced, Developing, and Transition Countries »

Source: Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook, 1997

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 1998

ISBN: 9781557757012

Keywords: labor standards, inflation, employment, wages, monetary policy

The IMF’s multilateral real exchange rate indices based on relative unit labor costs in manufacturing, which are currently calculated for 21 industrial countries, have for some time...

III Unemployment, Wages, and the Wage Structure

III Unemployment, Wages, and the Wage Structure »

Source: United Germany : The First Five Years: Performance and Policy Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Karl Habermeier , Robert Corker , Robert Feldman , Tessa Van der Willigen , and H. Vittas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557754721

Keywords: unemployment, wage, inflation, wages, employment

Unemployment is perhaps the most pressing economic problem in Germany. Measured unemployment reached a postwar high of about 4 million people in early 1994, or about 10 percent of the labor force. This figur...

IV Deindustrialization: Causes and Implications

IV Deindustrialization: Causes and Implications »

Source: Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook, 1997

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 1998

ISBN: 9781557757012

Keywords: labor standards, inflation, employment, wages, monetary policy

Three broad developments have been of concern to the advanced economies in recent years: the shrinking share of manufacturing employment, the stagnation of average real wages and th...

IV Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth

IV Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth »

Source: United Germany : The First Five Years: Performance and Policy Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Karl Habermeier , Robert Corker , Robert Feldman , Tessa Van der Willigen , and H. Vittas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557754721

Keywords: unemployment, wage, inflation, wages, employment

Karl Habermeier with Steven Symansky 1 Following German unification, the ratios of public revenue to GDP and expenditure to GDP rose sharply (Table 4-1). Furthe...

Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook, 1997

Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook, 1997 »

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757012.081

ISBN: 9781557757012

Keywords: labor standards, inflation, employment, wages, monetary policy

These studies provide supporting material for the analysis and scenarios in the World Economic Outlook....

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook, 1997

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 1998

ISBN: 9781557757012

Keywords: labor standards, inflation, employment, wages, monetary policy

These studies provide supporting material for the analysis and scenarios in the World Economic Outlook....