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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...

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area »

Volume/Issue: 2018/3

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Helge Berger , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484340424.087

ISBN: 9781484340424

Keywords: Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Monetary unions, Spain, Italy, Fiscal policy, France, Germany, Greece

The paper makes an analytical contribution to the revived discussion about the euro area's institutional setup. After significant progress during the euro crisis, the drive to complete Europe's Economic and Monetar...

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...

An Overview of Macroprudential Policy Tools

An Overview of Macroprudential Policy Tools »

Volume/Issue: 2014/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484358115.001

ISBN: 9781484358115

Keywords: externalities, market failures, procyclicality, systemic risks, banks, credit, risk, capital, Government Policy and Regulation, Government Policy and Regulation,

Macroprudential policies - caps on loan to value ratios, limits on credit growth and other balance sheets restrictions, (countercyclical) capital and reserve requirements and surcharges, and Pigouvian levies - have...

Inflation Targeting and Country Risk
			: An Empirical Investigation

Inflation Targeting and Country Risk : An Empirical Investigation »

Volume/Issue: 2013/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Armand Fouejieu , and Scott Roger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475554717.001

ISBN: 9781475554717

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, inflation rate, effect of inflation, International Lending and Debt Problems,

The sovereign debt crisis in Europe has highlighted the role of country risk premia as a link between countries' fiscal and external balances, financial conditions and monetary policy. The purpose of this paper is...

The Need for "Un-consolidating" Consolidated Banks' Stress Tests

The Need for "Un-consolidating" Consolidated Banks' Stress Tests »

Volume/Issue: 2012/288

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , and Christian Schmieder

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475519051.001

ISBN: 9781475519051

Keywords: Testing, Cross-border, banking, Stability, Ring-fencing, Subsidiaries, capital adequacy, bank data, banking system, International Lending and Debt Problems

The recent crisis has spurred the use of stress tests as a (crisis) management and early warning tool. However, a weakness is that they omit potential risks embedded in the banking groups' geographical structures b...

Fiscal Rules in Response to the Crisis
			: Toward the "Next-Generation" Rules:   A New Dataset

Fiscal Rules in Response to the Crisis : Toward the "Next-Generation" Rules: A New Dataset »

Volume/Issue: 2012/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nina Budina , Andrea Schaechter , Anke Weber , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505351.001

ISBN: 9781475505351

Keywords: fiscal governance, budget balance, national fiscal rules, fiscal rule, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, National Deficit Surplus,

Strengthening fiscal frameworks, in particular fiscal rules, has emerged as a key response to the fiscal legacy of the crisis. This paper takes stock of fiscal rules in use around the world, compiles a dataset - co...

The Real Effects of Financial Sector Risk

The Real Effects of Financial Sector Risk »

Volume/Issue: 2009/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Maechler , and Alexander Tieman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873450.001

ISBN: 9781451873450

Keywords: financial sector risk, feedback effects, second-round effects, credit growth, financial sector, regression results, panel regression, regression equation, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper estimates the magnitude of key effects on the real economy from financial sector stress. We focus on the short-run feedback effect from market-based indicators of financial sector risk to the real econom...

Spain
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program:  Technical Note:  Supervision of Insurance:  Alternative Models for an Independent Agency

Spain : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Technical Note: Supervision of Insurance: Alternative Models for an Independent Agency »

Volume/Issue: 2006/217

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451964684.002

ISBN: 9781451964684

Keywords: supervisory agencies, prudential supervision, supervisory authority, financial supervision

This report is the summary of a technical note on Supervision of Insurance of Spain and Alternative Models for an Independent Agency. It reviews the organizational alternatives for insurance supervision and discuss...