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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...

Macroeconomic Effects of Sovereign Restructuring in a Monetary Union
			: A Model-based Approach

Macroeconomic Effects of Sovereign Restructuring in a Monetary Union : A Model-based Approach »

Volume/Issue: 2013/269

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lorenzo Forni , and Massimiliano Pisani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484333754.001

ISBN: 9781484333754

Keywords: DSGE modeling, sovereign restructuring, monetary union, intermediate goods, elasticity of substitution, tradable goods, domestic firms, Open Economy Macroeconomics, General,

We assess the macroeconomic effects of a sovereign restructuring in a small economy belonging to a monetary union by simulating a dynamic general equilibrium model. In line with the empirical evidence, we make the...

The Maastricht Inflation Criterion
			: How Unpleasant Is Purgatory?

The Maastricht Inflation Criterion : How Unpleasant Is Purgatory? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/154

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ales Bulir , and Jaromír Hurník

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864144.001

ISBN: 9781451864144

Keywords: ERM2, Maastricht inflation criterion, new EU member countries, monetary policy, central bank, monetary fund, national bank, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

The Maastricht inflation criterion, designed in the early 1990s to bring "high-inflation" EU countries in line with "low-inflation" countries prior to the introduction of the euro, poses challenges for both new EU...

Can the Release of a Monetary Overhang Trigger Hyperinflation?

Can the Release of a Monetary Overhang Trigger Hyperinflation? »

Volume/Issue: 1992/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kent Osband , and Shoukang Lin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451920956.001

ISBN: 9781451920956

Keywords: wage, real wages, money stock

It is widely feared that, once prices are decontrolled in the formerly centrally–planned economies, households’ release of previously accumulated money will trigger a hyperinflation. This paper finds,...