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Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe

Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

The Spring EUR REO projects the economic outlook for the region for the next six months.

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe
			: Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375402.086

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment and wages, remains the main engin...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe
			: Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe : Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339909.086

ISBN: 9781484339909

Europe continues to enjoy a strong growth spurt. Growth has firmed up in many European economies and the forecast is for more of the same. Real GDP increased by 2.8 percent in 2017, up from 1.8 percent in 2016. The...

Effectiveness and Channels of Macroprudential Instruments
			: Lessons from the Euro Area

Effectiveness and Channels of Macroprudential Instruments : Lessons from the Euro Area »

Volume/Issue: 2016/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Tressel , and Yuanyan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513547404.001

ISBN: 9781513547404

Keywords: LTV ratios, capital requirement, mortage, bank lending, lending, monetary policy, instruments, mortgage, credit growth, General,

The crisis has highlighted the importance of setting up macro-prudential oversight frameworks, having effective macro-prudential instruments in place to be called upon to mitigate growing financial imbalances as ne...

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , David Coady , Frank Eich , Sanjeev Gupta , Alvar Kangur , Baoping Shang , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2016

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9787504979971.084

ISBN: 9787504979971

Keywords: Pension reforms, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Pensions, Government expenditures, Cross country analysis, emerging market economies, retirement, pensions, pension spending

Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as the population...

Estimating VAT Pass Through

Estimating VAT Pass Through »

Volume/Issue: 2015/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dora Benedek , Ruud A. Mooij , and Philippe Wingender

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513586359.001

ISBN: 9781513586359

Keywords: Tax incidence, Price effect, Pass through, consumption, prices, goods, elasticity, value, Incidence, Business Taxes and Subsidies,

This paper estimates the pass through of VAT changes to consumer prices, using a unique dataset providing disaggregated, monthly data on prices and VAT rates for 17 Eurozone countries over 1999-2013. Pass through i...

It's Not All Fiscal
			: Effects of Income, Fiscal Policy, and Wealth on Private Consumption

It's Not All Fiscal : Effects of Income, Fiscal Policy, and Wealth on Private Consumption »

Volume/Issue: 2015/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laura Jaramillo , and Alexandre Chailloux

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513584744.001

ISBN: 9781513584744

Keywords: wealth, housing assets, household debt, assets, debt, Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis, Household,

We attempt to disentangle income and wealth effects on consumption by disaggregating both the different types of income and wealth. We estimate a consumption function for a panel of quarterly data for 14 advanced e...

Investment in the Euro Area
			: Why Has It Been Weak?

Investment in the Euro Area : Why Has It Been Weak? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bergljot Barkbu , Pelin Berkmen , Pavel Lukyantsau , Sergejs Saksonovs , and Hanni Schoelermann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498364805.001

ISBN: 9781498364805

Keywords: credit rationing, capital, lending,

Investment across the euro area remains below its pre-crisis level. Its performance has been weaker than in most previous recessions and financial crises. This paper shows that a part of this weakness can be explai...

Sovereign Debt Markets in Turbulent Times
			: Creditor Discrimination and Crowding-Out

Sovereign Debt Markets in Turbulent Times : Creditor Discrimination and Crowding-Out »

Volume/Issue: 2013/270

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fernando Broner , Aitor Erce , Alberto Martin , and Jaume Ventura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335963.001

ISBN: 9781484335963

Keywords: rollover crises, secondary markets, economic growth., domestic creditors, domestic debt, debt crises, public debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics

In 2007, countries in the Euro periphery were enjoying stable growth, low deficits, and low spreads. Then the financial crisis erupted and pushed them into deep recessions, raising their deficits and debt levels. B...

European Union
			: Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation-Technical Note on European Banking Authority

European Union : Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation-Technical Note on European Banking Authority »

Volume/Issue: 2013/74

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475533781.002

ISBN: 9781475533781

Keywords: technical standards, regulation, rules, regulatory framework, standing committee

This report is an overview of the performance of the European Banking Authority (EBA) against its mandates, given economic conditions prevailing in the banking sector in the European Union (EU). Banks remain a key...

Banks' Foreign Credit Exposures and Borrowers' Rollover Risks Measurement, Evolution and Determinants

Banks' Foreign Credit Exposures and Borrowers' Rollover Risks Measurement, Evolution and Determinants »

Volume/Issue: 2013/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475544602.001

ISBN: 9781475544602

Keywords: Systemic risks, banking system, international, contagion, vulnerabilities, banking, claims, banking systems, banking statistics, International Lending and Debt Problems

The recent crises highlighted the role of cross-border banking linkages. This paper proposes two new measures for better capturing creditor banking systems' foreign credit exposures and borrower countries' reliance...