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Labor Market Dynamics, Informality and Regulations in Latin America

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Labor Market Dynamics, Informality and Regulations in Latin America »

Volume/Issue: 2020/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , Samuel Pienknagura , and Jorge Roldos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513523750.001

ISBN: 9781513523750

Keywords: Labor market regulations, Labor market institutions, Labor market characteristics, Labor market friction, Labor markets, Labor Market Adjustments, Informality, Latin America, WP, labor market regulation

Labor markets in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are characterized by high levels of informality and relatively rigid regulation. This paper shows that these two features are related and together make the spe...

Labor Market Dynamics, Informality and Regulations in Latin America

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Labor Market Dynamics, Informality and Regulations in Latin America »

Source: Labor Market Dynamics, Informality and Regulations in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2020/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , Samuel Pienknagura , and Jorge Roldos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513523750

Keywords: Labor market regulations, Labor market institutions, Labor market characteristics, Labor market friction, Labor markets, Labor Market Adjustments, Informality, Latin America, WP, labor market regulation

Labor markets in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are characterized by high levels of informality and relatively rigid regulation. This paper shows that these two features are related and together make the spe...

Crime and Output: Theory and Application to the Northern Triangle of Central America

Crime and Output: Theory and Application to the Northern Triangle of Central America »

Source: Crime and Output: Theory and Application to the Northern Triangle of Central America

Volume/Issue: 2020/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dmitry Plotnikov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513519272

Keywords: Economic conditions, Supply and demand, Economic growth, Labor market policy, Unemployment, Crime, Employment, Growth, WP, crime level

This paper presents a structural model of crime and output. Individuals make an occupational choice between criminal and legal activities. The return to becoming a criminal is endogenously determined in a general e...

Crime and Output: Theory and Application to the Northern Triangle of Central America

Crime and Output: Theory and Application to the Northern Triangle of Central America »

Volume/Issue: 2020/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dmitry Plotnikov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513519272.001

ISBN: 9781513519272

Keywords: Economic conditions, Supply and demand, Economic growth, Labor market policy, Unemployment, Crime, Employment, Growth, WP, crime level

This paper presents a structural model of crime and output. Individuals make an occupational choice between criminal and legal activities. The return to becoming a criminal is endogenously determined in a general e...

El Salvador: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for El Salvador

El Salvador: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for El Salvador »

Source: El Salvador : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for El Salvador

Volume/Issue: 2019/143

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498316972

Keywords: Social indicators, Credit, External sector, Public debt, Gross domestic product, central reserve bank, primary balance, percent, percent of GDP, national authority

Structural reforms, strengthened policy frameworks and the ongoing smooth political transition have laid the foundations for sustained growth. Surging remittances pushed real GDP growth above potential in 2018, add...

El Salvador: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

El Salvador: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: El Salvador : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for El Salvador

Volume/Issue: 2019/143

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498316972

Keywords: Social indicators, Credit, External sector, Public debt, Gross domestic product, central reserve bank, primary balance, percent, percent of GDP, national authority

Structural reforms, strengthened policy frameworks and the ongoing smooth political transition have laid the foundations for sustained growth. Surging remittances pushed real GDP growth above potential in 2018, add...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with El Salvador

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with El Salvador »

Source: El Salvador : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for El Salvador

Volume/Issue: 2019/143

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498316972

Keywords: Social indicators, Credit, External sector, Public debt, Gross domestic product, central reserve bank, primary balance, percent, percent of GDP, national authority

Structural reforms, strengthened policy frameworks and the ongoing smooth political transition have laid the foundations for sustained growth. Surging remittances pushed real GDP growth above potential in 2018, add...

El Salvador
			: 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for El Salvador

El Salvador : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for El Salvador »

Volume/Issue: 2019/143

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498316972.002

ISBN: 9781498316972

Keywords: Social indicators, Credit, External sector, Public debt, Gross domestic product, central reserve bank, primary balance, percent, percent of GDP, national authority

Structural reforms, strengthened policy frameworks and the ongoing smooth political transition have laid the foundations for sustained growth. Surging remittances pushed real GDP growth above potential in 2018, add...

Statement by Leonardo Villar, Executive Director for El Salvador May 22, 2019

Statement by Leonardo Villar, Executive Director for El Salvador May 22, 2019 »

Source: El Salvador : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for El Salvador

Volume/Issue: 2019/143

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498316972

Keywords: Social indicators, Credit, External sector, Public debt, Gross domestic product, central reserve bank, primary balance, percent, percent of GDP, national authority

Structural reforms, strengthened policy frameworks and the ongoing smooth political transition have laid the foundations for sustained growth. Surging remittances pushed real GDP growth above potential in 2018, add...

Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: Stocktaking

Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: Stocktaking »

Source: Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: Stocktaking

Volume/Issue: 2019/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pelin Berkmen , Kimberly Beaton , Dmitry Gershenson , Javier Arze del Granado , Kotaro Ishi , Meeyeon Kim , Emanuel Kopp , and Marina Rousset

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498303248

Keywords: Central banks, Central bank role, Central bank legislation, Central bank accounting, Bank credit, Fintech, cross border payments, financial sector, financial regulation, financial stability and integrity

In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), financial technology has been growing rapidly and is on the agenda of many policy makers. Fintech provides opportunities to deepen financial development, competition, innov...