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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...

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...

A Strategy for Resolving Europe's Problem Loans

A Strategy for Resolving Europe's Problem Loans »

Volume/Issue: 2015/19

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , Wolfgang Bergthaler , Jose Garrido , Anna Ilyina , Andreas Jobst , Kenneth Kang , Dmitriy Kovtun , Yan Liu , Dermot Monaghan , and Marina Moretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513591278.006

ISBN: 9781513591278

Keywords: Bank resolution, Banks, Debt restructuring, Europe, Non-performing loans, Corporate debt, Nonperforming loans, NPL resolution, credit growth, debt

Europe's banking system is weighed down by high levels of non-performing loans (NPLs), which are holding down credit growth and economic activity. This discussion note uses a new survey of European country authorit...

Structural Balance Targeting and Output Gap Uncertainty

Structural Balance Targeting and Output Gap Uncertainty »

Volume/Issue: 2014/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugen Tereanu , Anita Tuladhar , and Alejandro Simone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498305167.001

ISBN: 9781498305167

Keywords: structural balance, cyclically adjusted balance, budget year, budget preparation, fiscal effort, structural fiscal, General,

Potential output estimation plays a crucial role in conducting fiscal policy based on structural balances. Difficulties in estimating potential output could lead to an erroneous policy stance with a consequent impa...

Sovereign CDS Spreads in Europe
			: The Role of Global Risk Aversion, Economic Fundamentals, Liquidity, and Spillovers

Sovereign CDS Spreads in Europe : The Role of Global Risk Aversion, Economic Fundamentals, Liquidity, and Spillovers »

Volume/Issue: 2014/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Frigyes Heinz , and Yan Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393017.001

ISBN: 9781484393017

Keywords: CESEE countries, financial spillovers, CDS spreads, debt threshold, current account, public debt, current account balance, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Asset Pricing,

By analysing data from January 2007 to December 2012 in a panel GLS error correction framework we find that European countries' sovereign CDS spreads are largely driven by global investor sentiment, macroeconomic f...

European Union
			: Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation-Technical Note on Macroprudential Oversight and the Role of the ESRB

European Union : Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation-Technical Note on Macroprudential Oversight and the Role of the ESRB »

Volume/Issue: 2013/70

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/10.5089/9781475591156.002

ISBN: 9781475591156

Keywords: financial stability, regulation, financial system, financial institutions

This article reviews the European Systematic Risk Board (ESRB), its role, approach, outputs, and effects in the European Union. The ESRB is the reason for macroprudential oversight of financial systems. Macropruden...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2011, Europe
			: Strengthening the Recovery

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2011, Europe : Strengthening the Recovery »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616350635.086

ISBN: 9781616350635

Keywords: current account, public finances, current account deficits, public debt, current account balances

The May 2011 Regional Economic Outlook: Europe anticipates that recovery in the region will solidify, with recoveries in advanced and emerging Europe likely to be mutually reinforcing. Advanced Europe continues to...

Will they Sing the Same Tune? Measuring Convergence in the new European System of Financial Supervisors

Will they Sing the Same Tune? Measuring Convergence in the new European System of Financial Supervisors »

Volume/Issue: 2009/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Quintyn , Donato Masciandaro , and María Nieto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451872897.001

ISBN: 9781451872897

Keywords: Financial supervision, EU integration, supervisory architectures and governance, banking, banking supervision, financial regulation, supervisory authorities,

In June 2009 a new financial supervisory framework for the European Union (EU) was endorsed, consisting of a macro- and a micro-prudential pillar. The latter is composed of a Steering Committee, a supranational lay...

Macroeconomic Effects of EU Transfers in New Member States

Macroeconomic Effects of EU Transfers in New Member States »

Volume/Issue: 2008/223

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870817.001

ISBN: 9781451870817

Keywords: Convergence, cross-country transfers, policy-mix, exchange rate, inflation, real exchange rate, real interest rate,

Large inflows from the European Union to the New Member States are likely to significantlyimpact macroeconomic outcomes. In this paper, we use the IMF's Global Integrated Monetaryand Fiscal model (GIMF) to analyze...