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In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries*

In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries* »

Source: In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2018/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Futoshi Narita , and Rujun Yin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484390177

Keywords: International finance, Low-income developing countries, Economic growth, Inflation, Capital flows, Google search volume index, Nighttime lights, Nowcasting, Short-term forecasting, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Timely data availability is a long-standing challenge in policy-making and analysis for low-income developing countries. This paper explores the use of Google Trends' data to narrow such information gaps and finds...

In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries

In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Futoshi Narita , and Rujun Yin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484390177.001

ISBN: 9781484390177

Keywords: International finance, Low-income developing countries, Economic growth, Inflation, Capital flows, Google search volume index, Nighttime lights, Nowcasting, Short-term forecasting, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Timely data availability is a long-standing challenge in policy-making and analysis for low-income developing countries. This paper explores the use of Google Trends' data to narrow such information gaps and finds...

Assessing the Macroeconomic Impact of Structural Reforms in Chile

Assessing the Macroeconomic Impact of Structural Reforms in Chile »

Volume/Issue: 2018/285

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484386934.001

ISBN: 9781484386934

Keywords: Technological innovation, Product markets, Productivity, Western Hemisphere, Labor markets, Chile, Fiscal reforms, Education, Structural Reforms, Economics of Regulation

This study investigates the likely macroeconomic impact of various structural reforms that align the Chilean regulatory framework with international best practices. In this context, the analysis: i) presents a comp...

Assessing the Macroeconomic Impact of Structural Reforms in Chile

Assessing the Macroeconomic Impact of Structural Reforms in Chile »

Source: Assessing the Macroeconomic Impact of Structural Reforms in Chile

Volume/Issue: 2018/285

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484386934

Keywords: Technological innovation, Product markets, Productivity, Western Hemisphere, Labor markets, Chile, Fiscal reforms, Education, Structural Reforms, Economics of Regulation

This study investigates the likely macroeconomic impact of various structural reforms that align the Chilean regulatory framework with international best practices. In this context, the analysis: i) presents a comp...

Regional Labor Mobility in Spain

Regional Labor Mobility in Spain »

Source: Regional Labor Mobility in Spain

Volume/Issue: 2018/282

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lucy Qian Liu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484387764

Keywords: Spain, Labor mobility, Europe, interregional migration, regional labor market, gravity, Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

This paper studies the main factors that explain the low regional mobility in Spain, with a view to identifying policy options at the regional and central level to promote labor mobility. The empirical analysis fin...

Regional Labor Mobility in Spain

Regional Labor Mobility in Spain »

Volume/Issue: 2018/282

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lucy Qian Liu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387764.001

ISBN: 9781484387764

Keywords: Spain, Labor mobility, Europe, interregional migration, regional labor market, gravity, Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

This paper studies the main factors that explain the low regional mobility in Spain, with a view to identifying policy options at the regional and central level to promote labor mobility. The empirical analysis fin...

IMF-Supported Programs and Income Convergence in Low-Income Countries

IMF-Supported Programs and Income Convergence in Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tejesh Pradhan , and Ali Al-Sadiq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484386149.001

ISBN: 9781484386149

Keywords: Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust, Income Convergence, Endogenous Treatment Effects, Matched Treatment Fixed Effects, Low-Income Countries, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Globalization: Economic Development, General

Continuing the empirical debate on the effects of IMF-supported programs on participating countries' macroeconomic performance, we focus on the issue of whether these programs accelerate conditional ß-convergence a...

Drivers of Spain's Export Performance and the Role of the Labor Market Reforms

Drivers of Spain's Export Performance and the Role of the Labor Market Reforms »

Volume/Issue: 2018/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Salas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484386941.001

ISBN: 9781484386941

Keywords: Employment, Europe, Export competitiveness, Export growth, Developed countries, Labor market reforms, Spain, Cross-country analysis, Competitiveness, Employment Protection

Spain's export performance strengthened after the global financial crisis, and exports now represent more than a third of GDP. This paper argues that several factors contributed to that achievement: external demand...

IMF-Supported Programs and Income Convergence in Low-Income Countries

IMF-Supported Programs and Income Convergence in Low-Income Countries »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs and Income Convergence in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2018/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tejesh Pradhan , and Ali Al-Sadiq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484386149

Keywords: Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust, Income Convergence, Endogenous Treatment Effects, Matched Treatment Fixed Effects, Low-Income Countries, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Globalization: Economic Development, General

Continuing the empirical debate on the effects of IMF-supported programs on participating countries' macroeconomic performance, we focus on the issue of whether these programs accelerate conditional ß-convergence a...

Drivers of Spain's Export Performance and the Role of the Labor Market Reforms1

Drivers of Spain's Export Performance and the Role of the Labor Market Reforms1 »

Source: Drivers of Spain's Export Performance and the Role of the Labor Market Reforms

Volume/Issue: 2018/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Salas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484386941

Keywords: Employment, Europe, Export competitiveness, Export growth, Developed countries, Labor market reforms, Spain, Cross-country analysis, Competitiveness, Employment Protection

Spain's export performance strengthened after the global financial crisis, and exports now represent more than a third of GDP. This paper argues that several factors contributed to that achievement: external demand...