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Disposal is Not Free: Fiscal Instruments to Internalize the Environmental Costs of Solid Waste

Disposal is Not Free: Fiscal Instruments to Internalize the Environmental Costs of Solid Waste »

Source: Disposal is Not Free: Fiscal Instruments to Internalize the Environmental Costs of Solid Waste

Volume/Issue: 2019/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thornton Matheson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513521589

Keywords: Economic models, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, Demand elasticity, Consumption taxes, environmental tax, solid waste, plastic bag tax, recycling, landfill tax

This paper provides an overview of global solid waste generation, its environmental costs, and fiscal instruments that can be used to encourage waste reduction and finance proper disposal. Countries-especially isla...

Disposal is Not Free: Fiscal Instruments to Internalize the Environmental Costs of Solid Waste

Disposal is Not Free: Fiscal Instruments to Internalize the Environmental Costs of Solid Waste »

Volume/Issue: 2019/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thornton Matheson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513521589.001

ISBN: 9781513521589

Keywords: Economic models, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, Demand elasticity, Consumption taxes, environmental tax, solid waste, plastic bag tax, recycling, landfill tax

This paper provides an overview of global solid waste generation, its environmental costs, and fiscal instruments that can be used to encourage waste reduction and finance proper disposal. Countries-especially isla...

Slovak Republic
			: Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment

Slovak Republic : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2019/330

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513518428.002

ISBN: 9781513518428

Keywords: Financial crises, Regional economics, Economic analysis, Financial indicators, Economic growth, ISCR, CR, capital spend, SOEs, PPPs

This Technical Assistance paper assesses Slovak Republic's public investment management framework using the IMF's Public Investment Management Assessment (PIMA) methodology and advises the authorities on options to...

Slovak Republic

Slovak Republic »

Source: Slovak Republic : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2019/330

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2019

ISBN: 9781513518428

Keywords: Financial crises, Regional economics, Economic analysis, Financial indicators, Economic growth, ISCR, CR, capital spend, SOEs, PPPs

This Technical Assistance paper assesses Slovak Republic's public investment management framework using the IMF's Public Investment Management Assessment (PIMA) methodology and advises the authorities on options to...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Slovak Republic

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Slovak Republic »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/220

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498325127

Keywords: Real sector, Financial indicators, Credit, Expenditures, Balance of payments, capacity expansion, output gap, policy effort, percent of GDP, medium-term

Leveraging its location and low-cost skilled labor, Slovakia has attained a very high level of integration with the global value chains, which has proved pivotal to exports growth and income convergence with the Eu...

Slovak Republic
			: 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Slovak Republic : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2019/220

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498325127.002

ISBN: 9781498325127

Keywords: Real sector, Financial indicators, Credit, Expenditures, Balance of payments, capacity expansion, output gap, policy effort, percent of GDP, medium-term

Leveraging its location and low-cost skilled labor, Slovakia has attained a very high level of integration with the global value chains, which has proved pivotal to exports growth and income convergence with the Eu...

Slovak Republic: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report

Slovak Republic: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/220

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498325127

Keywords: Real sector, Financial indicators, Credit, Expenditures, Balance of payments, capacity expansion, output gap, policy effort, percent of GDP, medium-term

Leveraging its location and low-cost skilled labor, Slovakia has attained a very high level of integration with the global value chains, which has proved pivotal to exports growth and income convergence with the Eu...

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/220

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498325127

Keywords: Real sector, Financial indicators, Credit, Expenditures, Balance of payments, capacity expansion, output gap, policy effort, percent of GDP, medium-term

Leveraging its location and low-cost skilled labor, Slovakia has attained a very high level of integration with the global value chains, which has proved pivotal to exports growth and income convergence with the Eu...

Is Technology Widening the Gender Gap? Automation and the Future of Female Employment

Is Technology Widening the Gender Gap? Automation and the Future of Female Employment »

Volume/Issue: 2019/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariya Brussevich , Era Dabla-Norris , and Salma Khalid

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498303743.001

ISBN: 9781498303743

Keywords: Labor force participation, Labor market flexibility, Labor productivity, Human capital, Social safety nets, Automation, Technological Change, Jobs, Female Labor Force, Occupational Choice

Using individual level data on task composition at work for 30 advanced and emerging economies, we find that women, on average, perform more routine tasks than men?tasks that are more prone to automation. To quanti...

Is Technology Widening the Gender Gap? Automation and the Future of Female Employment

Is Technology Widening the Gender Gap? Automation and the Future of Female Employment »

Source: Is Technology Widening the Gender Gap? Automation and the Future of Female Employment

Volume/Issue: 2019/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariya Brussevich , Era Dabla-Norris , and Salma Khalid

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498303743

Keywords: Labor force participation, Labor market flexibility, Labor productivity, Human capital, Social safety nets, Automation, Technological Change, Jobs, Female Labor Force, Occupational Choice

Using individual level data on task composition at work for 30 advanced and emerging economies, we find that women, on average, perform more routine tasks than men?tasks that are more prone to automation. To quanti...

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781484375402

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

Activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, but at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. The external environment has become less supportive, with slow...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: 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

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...

2. Macroprudential Policies and House Prices in Europe: An Overview of Recent Experiences

2. Macroprudential Policies and House Prices in Europe: An Overview of Recent Experiences »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781484375402

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

This chapter documents the increasing use of macroprudential policies (MaPPs) in Europe in recent years to build financial resilience, contain general and sectoral credit growth, an...

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...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: 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

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...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with the Slovak Republic

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with the Slovak Republic »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for the Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2018/241

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484370896

Keywords: Slovak Republic, Europe

The Slovak economy is enjoying consecutive years of favorable performance marked by robust real per capita GDP growth, record-low unemployment and sustained improvement in fiscal balances. However, shortages of ski...

Slovak Republic
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for the Slovak Republic

Slovak Republic : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for the Slovak Republic »

Volume/Issue: 2018/241

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484370896.002

ISBN: 9781484370896

Keywords: Slovak Republic, Europe

The Slovak economy is enjoying consecutive years of favorable performance marked by robust real per capita GDP growth, record-low unemployment and sustained improvement in fiscal balances. However, shortages of ski...

Slovak Republic
			: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/242

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484370940.002

ISBN: 9781484370940

Keywords: Europe, Slovak Republic

Selected Issues...

Slovak Republic: 2018 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for the Slovak Republic

Slovak Republic: 2018 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for the Slovak Republic »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for the Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2018/241

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484370896

Keywords: Slovak Republic, Europe

The Slovak economy is enjoying consecutive years of favorable performance marked by robust real per capita GDP growth, record-low unemployment and sustained improvement in fiscal balances. However, shortages of ski...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues »

Source: Slovak Republic : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/242

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484370940

Keywords: Europe, Slovak Republic

Selected Issues...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues »

Source: Slovak Republic : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/242

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484370940

Keywords: Europe, Slovak Republic

Selected Issues...

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for the Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2018/241

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484370896

Keywords: Slovak Republic, Europe

The Slovak economy is enjoying consecutive years of favorable performance marked by robust real per capita GDP growth, record-low unemployment and sustained improvement in fiscal balances. However, shortages of ski...

Statement by Ms. Michaela Erbenova, Executive Director for Slovak Republic and Mr. Eduard Hagara Senior Advisor July 23, 2018

Statement by Ms. Michaela Erbenova, Executive Director for Slovak Republic and Mr. Eduard Hagara Senior Advisor July 23, 2018 »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for the Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2018/241

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484370896

Keywords: Slovak Republic, Europe

The Slovak economy is enjoying consecutive years of favorable performance marked by robust real per capita GDP growth, record-low unemployment and sustained improvement in fiscal balances. However, shortages of ski...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Slovak Republic

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Slovak Republic »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex for Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2017/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475587883

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Economic growth, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Labor markets, Pension reforms, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Staff Reports

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights projected moderate 2016 real GDP growth in the Slovak Republic, but still at a robust 3.3 percent. Growth continues to benefit from an improving labor market, low inflat...

Slovak Republic
			: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/72

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475587937.002

ISBN: 9781475587937

Keywords: Development assistance, European Union, Government expenditures, Pensions, Health care, Selected Issues Papers, Slovak Republic

This Selected Issues paper uses the case of the Slovak Republic to investigate how European Union (EU) countries can make optimal use of EU funds to reduce regional disparities. The findings suggest that high-quali...

Slovak Republic
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex for Slovak Republic

Slovak Republic : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex for Slovak Republic »

Volume/Issue: 2017/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475587883.002

ISBN: 9781475587883

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Economic growth, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Labor markets, Pension reforms, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Staff Reports

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights projected moderate 2016 real GDP growth in the Slovak Republic, but still at a robust 3.3 percent. Growth continues to benefit from an improving labor market, low inflat...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues »

Source: Slovak Republic : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/72

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475587937

Keywords: Development assistance, European Union, Government expenditures, Pensions, Health care, Selected Issues Papers, Slovak Republic

This Selected Issues paper uses the case of the Slovak Republic to investigate how European Union (EU) countries can make optimal use of EU funds to reduce regional disparities. The findings suggest that high-quali...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues »

Source: Slovak Republic : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/72

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475587937

Keywords: Development assistance, European Union, Government expenditures, Pensions, Health care, Selected Issues Papers, Slovak Republic

This Selected Issues paper uses the case of the Slovak Republic to investigate how European Union (EU) countries can make optimal use of EU funds to reduce regional disparities. The findings suggest that high-quali...

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex for Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2017/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475587883

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Economic growth, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Labor markets, Pension reforms, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Staff Reports

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights projected moderate 2016 real GDP growth in the Slovak Republic, but still at a robust 3.3 percent. Growth continues to benefit from an improving labor market, low inflat...

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex for Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2017/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475587883

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Economic growth, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Labor markets, Pension reforms, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Staff Reports

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights projected moderate 2016 real GDP growth in the Slovak Republic, but still at a robust 3.3 percent. Growth continues to benefit from an improving labor market, low inflat...

The Financial Wealth of Corporations

The Financial Wealth of Corporations »

Source: The Financial Wealth of Corporations

Volume/Issue: 2016/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Hashimoto , and Noriaki Kinoshita

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 2016

ISBN: 9781484395073

Keywords: Nonfinancial corporation, financial balance sheet, net financial wealth, balance sheet, equity, debt, balance sheets, stock, General, Methodology for Collecting

This paper analyzes the nonfinancial corporation (NFC) sector’s financial balance sheets using data available from the OECD. In our sample of 20 advanced economies, corporate debt in percent of GDP—a frequently use...

The Financial Wealth of Corporations

The Financial Wealth of Corporations »

Volume/Issue: 2016/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Hashimoto , and Noriaki Kinoshita

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484395073.001

ISBN: 9781484395073

Keywords: Nonfinancial corporation, financial balance sheet, net financial wealth, balance sheet, equity, debt, balance sheets, stock, General, Methodology for Collecting

This paper analyzes the nonfinancial corporation (NFC) sector’s financial balance sheets using data available from the OECD. In our sample of 20 advanced economies, corporate debt in percent of GDP—a frequently use...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Slovak Republic

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Slovak Republic »

Source: Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2016/13

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588780

Keywords: debt, inflation, market, investment, monetary fund, Slovak Republic, Europe

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Slovakia remains among Europe’s stronger economies, with growth continuing to pick up in 2015, driven by strong domestic demand. A push to spend expiring European U...

Slovak Republic

Slovak Republic »

Volume/Issue: 2016/13

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513588780.002

ISBN: 9781513588780

Keywords: debt, inflation, market, investment, monetary fund, Slovak Republic, Europe

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Slovakia remains among Europe’s stronger economies, with growth continuing to pick up in 2015, driven by strong domestic demand. A push to spend expiring European U...

Slovak Republic

Slovak Republic »

Volume/Issue: 2016/14

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513509310.002

ISBN: 9781513509310

Keywords: debt, budget, monetary fund, transparency, expenditure, Europe, Slovak Republic

This Selected Issues paper examines the need of reformation of the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) in the Slovakia. It is suggested that in light of experience gathered so far, FRA modifications should be considere...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues »

Source: Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2016/14

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513509310

Keywords: debt, budget, monetary fund, transparency, expenditure, Europe, Slovak Republic

This Selected Issues paper examines the need of reformation of the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) in the Slovakia. It is suggested that in light of experience gathered so far, FRA modifications should be considere...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues »

Source: Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2016/14

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513509310

Keywords: debt, budget, monetary fund, transparency, expenditure, Europe, Slovak Republic

This Selected Issues paper examines the need of reformation of the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) in the Slovakia. It is suggested that in light of experience gathered so far, FRA modifications should be considere...

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2016/13

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588780

Keywords: debt, inflation, market, investment, monetary fund, Slovak Republic, Europe

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Slovakia remains among Europe’s stronger economies, with growth continuing to pick up in 2015, driven by strong domestic demand. A push to spend expiring European U...

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2016/13

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588780

Keywords: debt, inflation, market, investment, monetary fund, Slovak Republic, Europe

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Slovakia remains among Europe’s stronger economies, with growth continuing to pick up in 2015, driven by strong domestic demand. A push to spend expiring European U...

Statement by Ibrahim Canakci, Executive Director for Slovak Republic and Marek Jakoby, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, January 11, 2016

Statement by Ibrahim Canakci, Executive Director for Slovak Republic and Marek Jakoby, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, January 11, 2016 »

Source: Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2016/13

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588780

Keywords: debt, inflation, market, investment, monetary fund, Slovak Republic, Europe

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Slovakia remains among Europe’s stronger economies, with growth continuing to pick up in 2015, driven by strong domestic demand. A push to spend expiring European U...

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative on the Slovak Republic, January 11, 2016

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative on the Slovak Republic, January 11, 2016 »

Source: Slovak Republic

Volume/Issue: 2016/13

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588780

Keywords: debt, inflation, market, investment, monetary fund, Slovak Republic, Europe

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Slovakia remains among Europe’s stronger economies, with growth continuing to pick up in 2015, driven by strong domestic demand. A push to spend expiring European U...

I. Recent Developments, Outlook, and Risks

I. Recent Developments, Outlook, and Risks »

Source: Regional Economic Issues, November 2015, Europe

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513528731

Keywords: taxes, expenditure, revenue, tax, budget

While a modest contraction in activity is expected this year for the Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) as a whole, this reflects widely divergent country-specific developments. Mo...

II. Fiscal Consolidation in CESEE and ITS Long-Term Impact on Growth

II. Fiscal Consolidation in CESEE and ITS Long-Term Impact on Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Issues, November 2015, Europe

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513528731

Keywords: taxes, expenditure, revenue, tax, budget

After the onset of the global financial crisis, economies in CESEE came under pressure to correct external and internal imbalances. By now, much of the external adjustment has taken place, via i...

III. Policy Priorities

III. Policy Priorities »

Source: Regional Economic Issues, November 2015, Europe

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513528731

Keywords: taxes, expenditure, revenue, tax, budget

Supporting domestic demand, addressing crisis legacies, rebuilding buffers against external shocks, and improving the business environment to boost investment and long-term growth are still the...

Regional Economic Issues, November 2015, Europe

Regional Economic Issues, November 2015, Europe »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513528731.086

ISBN: 9781513528731

Keywords: taxes, expenditure, revenue, tax, budget

The key policy challenges facing countries in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe remain broadly unchanged, among them supporting domestic demand, addressing financial crisis legacies, rebuilding buffers agai...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Regional Economic Issues, November 2015, Europe

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513528731

Keywords: taxes, expenditure, revenue, tax, budget

The key policy challenges facing countries in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe remain broadly unchanged, among them supporting domestic demand, addressing financial crisis legacies, rebuilding buffers agai...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Regional Economic Issues, November 2015, Europe

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513528731

Keywords: taxes, expenditure, revenue, tax, budget

The key policy challenges facing countries in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe remain broadly unchanged, among them supporting domestic demand, addressing financial crisis legacies, rebuilding buffers agai...

Exports in a Tariff-Free Environment

Exports in a Tariff-Free Environment »

Source: Exports in a Tariff-Free Environment : What Structural Reforms Matter? Evidence from the European Union Single Market

Volume/Issue: 2015/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesmin Rahman , Ara Stepanyan , Jessie Yang , and Li Zeng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513552170

Keywords: Export integration, structural reform, supply chain, new member states, environment, trade, incentives, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

How do countries enhance their exports of goods in a largely tariff-free environment? Our investigation of export performance of new member states in the European Union single market, which provides a natural contr...

Exports in a Tariff-Free Environment
			: What Structural Reforms Matter? Evidence from the European Union Single Market

Exports in a Tariff-Free Environment : What Structural Reforms Matter? Evidence from the European Union Single Market »

Volume/Issue: 2015/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesmin Rahman , Ara Stepanyan , Jessie Yang , and Li Zeng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513552170.001

ISBN: 9781513552170

Keywords: Export integration, structural reform, supply chain, new member states, environment, trade, incentives, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

How do countries enhance their exports of goods in a largely tariff-free environment? Our investigation of export performance of new member states in the European Union single market, which provides a natural contr...

Playing by the Rules
			: Reforming Fiscal Governance in Europe

Playing by the Rules : Reforming Fiscal Governance in Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2015/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud , and Tao Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484300282.001

ISBN: 9781484300282

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Rules, EMU, fiscal, governance, public debt, states, enforcement, General, Intergovernmental Relations,

The paper contributes to the discussions on fiscal governance in Europe. It takes stock of recent reforms, identifies areas for further progress, and discusses a menu of policy options for the medium-term. The issu...

Playing by the Rules

Playing by the Rules »

Source: Playing by the Rules : Reforming Fiscal Governance in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2015/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud , and Tao Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2015

ISBN: 9781484300282

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Rules, EMU, fiscal, governance, public debt, states, enforcement, General, Intergovernmental Relations,

The paper contributes to the discussions on fiscal governance in Europe. It takes stock of recent reforms, identifies areas for further progress, and discusses a menu of policy options for the medium-term. The issu...

Fiscal Transparency and the Performance of Government Financial Assets1

Fiscal Transparency and the Performance of Government Financial Assets1 »

Source: Fiscal Transparency and the Performance of Government Financial Assets

Volume/Issue: 2015/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mike Seiferling , and Shamsuddin Tareq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2015

ISBN: 9781498353953

Keywords: stock-flow adjustments, holding gains on government financial assets, government portfolios of equities and investment fund shares, transparency, stock, equity, portfolios, General, Deficit, fiscal transparency,

Stock-flow adjustments are typically measured as the difference between changes in gross debt and deficits. These are interpreted as a proxy for unexplained fiscal discrepancies, and often associated with a lack of...

Fiscal Transparency and the Performance of Government Financial Assets

Fiscal Transparency and the Performance of Government Financial Assets »

Volume/Issue: 2015/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mike Seiferling , and Shamsuddin Tareq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498353953.001

ISBN: 9781498353953

Keywords: stock-flow adjustments, holding gains on government financial assets, government portfolios of equities and investment fund shares, transparency, stock, equity, portfolios, General, Deficit, fiscal transparency,

Stock-flow adjustments are typically measured as the difference between changes in gross debt and deficits. These are interpreted as a proxy for unexplained fiscal discrepancies, and often associated with a lack of...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with the Slovak Republic

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with the Slovak Republic »

Source: Slovak Republic : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/254

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498301459

Keywords: unemployment, high unemployment, employment, labor market, current account

After slowing in 2013, the Slovak economy is gathering momentum as the euro area and domestic demand recover, the latter complementing the strong export sector that has made Slovakia one of Europe's more dynamic ec...

Slovak Republic
			: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Slovak Republic : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2014/254

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498301459.002

ISBN: 9781498301459

Keywords: unemployment, high unemployment, employment, labor market, current account

After slowing in 2013, the Slovak economy is gathering momentum as the euro area and domestic demand recover, the latter complementing the strong export sector that has made Slovakia one of Europe's more dynamic ec...

Slovak Republic
			: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2014/255

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498333801.002

ISBN: 9781498333801

Keywords: labor force, employment, labor migration, unemployment, labor market

...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues »

Source: Slovak Republic : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/255

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498333801

Keywords: labor force, employment, labor migration, unemployment, labor market

...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues »

Source: Slovak Republic : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/255

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498333801

Keywords: labor force, employment, labor migration, unemployment, labor market

...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues »

Source: Slovak Republic : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/255

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498333801

Keywords: labor force, employment, labor migration, unemployment, labor market

...

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Slovak Republic : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/254

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498301459

Keywords: unemployment, high unemployment, employment, labor market, current account

After slowing in 2013, the Slovak economy is gathering momentum as the euro area and domestic demand recover, the latter complementing the strong export sector that has made Slovakia one of Europe's more dynamic ec...

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Slovak Republic : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/254

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498301459

Keywords: unemployment, high unemployment, employment, labor market, current account

After slowing in 2013, the Slovak economy is gathering momentum as the euro area and domestic demand recover, the latter complementing the strong export sector that has made Slovakia one of Europe's more dynamic ec...

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative, August 27, 2014

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative, August 27, 2014 »

Source: Slovak Republic : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/254

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498301459

Keywords: unemployment, high unemployment, employment, labor market, current account

After slowing in 2013, the Slovak economy is gathering momentum as the euro area and domestic demand recover, the latter complementing the strong export sector that has made Slovakia one of Europe's more dynamic ec...

Tax Buoyancy in OECD Countries

Tax Buoyancy in OECD Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2014/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vincent Belinga , Dora Benedek , Ruud A. Mooij , and John Norregaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498305075.001

ISBN: 9781498305075

Keywords: Tax buoyancy, Error Correction Model, total tax revenue, tax revenues, Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt,

By how much will faster economic growth boost government revenue? This paper estimates short- and long-run tax buoyancy in OECD countries between 1965 and 2012. We find that, for aggregate tax revenues, short-run t...

Tax Buoyancy in OECD Countries

Tax Buoyancy in OECD Countries »

Source: Tax Buoyancy in OECD Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vincent Belinga , Dora Benedek , Ruud A. Mooij , and John Norregaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498305075

Keywords: Tax buoyancy, Error Correction Model, total tax revenue, tax revenues, Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt,

By how much will faster economic growth boost government revenue? This paper estimates short- and long-run tax buoyancy in OECD countries between 1965 and 2012. We find that, for aggregate tax revenues, short-run t...

Managing Credit Bubbles

Managing Credit Bubbles »

Volume/Issue: 2014/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alberto Martin , and Jaume Ventura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498307666.001

ISBN: 9781498307666

Keywords: rollover crises, secondary markets, crowding, capital stock, capital income, credit constraint, credit market, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics

We study a dynamic economy where credit is limited by insufficient collateral and, as a result, investment and output are too low. In this environment, changes in investor sentiment or market expectations can give...

Managing Credit Bubbles

Managing Credit Bubbles »

Source: Managing Credit Bubbles

Volume/Issue: 2014/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alberto Martin , and Jaume Ventura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498307666

Keywords: rollover crises, secondary markets, crowding, capital stock, capital income, credit constraint, credit market, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics

We study a dynamic economy where credit is limited by insufficient collateral and, as a result, investment and output are too low. In this environment, changes in investor sentiment or market expectations can give...

Inflation Targeting and Fiscal Rules
			: Do Interactions and Sequencing Matter?

Inflation Targeting and Fiscal Rules : Do Interactions and Sequencing Matter? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Louis Combes , Xavier Debrun , Alexandru Minea , and Rene Tapsoba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 May 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498322379.001

ISBN: 9781498322379

Keywords: institutional reform sequencing, inflation, inflation rate, terms of trade, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary or Stabilization Policy, Deficit,

The paper examines the joint impact of inflation targeting (IT) and fiscal rules (FR) on fiscal behavior and inflation in a broad panel of advanced and developing economies over the period 1990-2009. The main contr...

Inflation Targeting and Fiscal Rules

Inflation Targeting and Fiscal Rules »

Source: Inflation Targeting and Fiscal Rules : Do Interactions and Sequencing Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2014/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Louis Combes , Xavier Debrun , Alexandru Minea , and Rene Tapsoba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 May 2014

ISBN: 9781498322379

Keywords: institutional reform sequencing, inflation, inflation rate, terms of trade, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary or Stabilization Policy, Deficit,

The paper examines the joint impact of inflation targeting (IT) and fiscal rules (FR) on fiscal behavior and inflation in a broad panel of advanced and developing economies over the period 1990-2009. The main contr...

Baltic Cluster Report: Selected Issues

Baltic Cluster Report: Selected Issues »

Source: Baltic Cluster Report : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/117

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484378267

Keywords: fdi, bilateral trade, trade links, economic convergence

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the Baltic model, Baltic-Nordic links, and convergence. The Baltic countries form a distinct group within a tightly integrated Nordic-Baltic region. They are following similar...

Baltic Cluster Report: Selected Issues

Baltic Cluster Report: Selected Issues »

Source: Baltic Cluster Report : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/117

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484378267

Keywords: fdi, bilateral trade, trade links, economic convergence

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the Baltic model, Baltic-Nordic links, and convergence. The Baltic countries form a distinct group within a tightly integrated Nordic-Baltic region. They are following similar...

Baltic Cluster Report: Selected Issues

Baltic Cluster Report: Selected Issues »

Source: Baltic Cluster Report : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/117

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484378267

Keywords: fdi, bilateral trade, trade links, economic convergence

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the Baltic model, Baltic-Nordic links, and convergence. The Baltic countries form a distinct group within a tightly integrated Nordic-Baltic region. They are following similar...

Baltic Cluster Report: Selected Issues

Baltic Cluster Report: Selected Issues »

Source: Baltic Cluster Report : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/117

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484378267

Keywords: fdi, bilateral trade, trade links, economic convergence

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the Baltic model, Baltic-Nordic links, and convergence. The Baltic countries form a distinct group within a tightly integrated Nordic-Baltic region. They are following similar...

Baltic Cluster Report
			: Selected Issues

Baltic Cluster Report : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2014/117

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484378267.006

ISBN: 9781484378267

Keywords: fdi, bilateral trade, trade links, economic convergence

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the Baltic model, Baltic-Nordic links, and convergence. The Baltic countries form a distinct group within a tightly integrated Nordic-Baltic region. They are following similar...

Strengthening Post-Crisis Fiscal Credibility
			: Fiscal Councils on the Rise - A New Dataset

Strengthening Post-Crisis Fiscal Credibility : Fiscal Councils on the Rise - A New Dataset »

Volume/Issue: 2014/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475516135.001

ISBN: 9781475516135

Keywords: Credibility of fiscal policy, fiscal councils, forecast errors, fiscal council, fiscal institutions,

Institutions aimed at constraining policy discretion to promote sound fiscal policies are once again at the forefront of the policy debate. Interest in 'fiscal councils,' independent watchdogs active in the public...

Strengthening Post-Crisis Fiscal Credibility: Fiscal Councils on the Rise — A New Dataset

Strengthening Post-Crisis Fiscal Credibility: Fiscal Councils on the Rise — A New Dataset »

Source: Strengthening Post-Crisis Fiscal Credibility : Fiscal Councils on the Rise - A New Dataset

Volume/Issue: 2014/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2014

ISBN: 9781475516135

Keywords: Credibility of fiscal policy, fiscal councils, forecast errors, fiscal council, fiscal institutions,

Institutions aimed at constraining policy discretion to promote sound fiscal policies are once again at the forefront of the policy debate. Interest in 'fiscal councils,' independent watchdogs active in the public...

Dismal Employment Growth in EU Countries: The Role of Corporate Balance Sheet Repair and Dual Labor Markets

Dismal Employment Growth in EU Countries: The Role of Corporate Balance Sheet Repair and Dual Labor Markets »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, March 2014

Volume/Issue: 15/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484346266

Keywords: public health, public health spending, health expenditure, health spending, public spending, emerging economies, developing economies, life expectancy, dual labor markets, European Union countries

The Research Summaries in the March 2014 Research Bulletin focus on efficiency of health expenditure (Francesco Grigoli and Javier Kapsoli) and employment growth in European Union countries (Bas B. Bakker and Li Ze...

IMF Economic Review

IMF Economic Review »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, March 2014

Volume/Issue: 15/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484346266

Keywords: public health, public health spending, health expenditure, health spending, public spending, emerging economies, developing economies, life expectancy, dual labor markets, European Union countries

The Research Summaries in the March 2014 Research Bulletin focus on efficiency of health expenditure (Francesco Grigoli and Javier Kapsoli) and employment growth in European Union countries (Bas B. Bakker and Li Ze...

IMF Research Bulletin, March 2014

IMF Research Bulletin, March 2014 »

Volume/Issue: 15/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484346266.026

ISBN: 9781484346266

Keywords: public health, public health spending, health expenditure, health spending, public spending, emerging economies, developing economies, life expectancy, dual labor markets, European Union countries

The Research Summaries in the March 2014 Research Bulletin focus on efficiency of health expenditure (Francesco Grigoli and Javier Kapsoli) and employment growth in European Union countries (Bas B. Bakker and Li Ze...

IMF Working Papers

IMF Working Papers »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, March 2014

Volume/Issue: 15/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484346266

Keywords: public health, public health spending, health expenditure, health spending, public spending, emerging economies, developing economies, life expectancy, dual labor markets, European Union countries

The Research Summaries in the March 2014 Research Bulletin focus on efficiency of health expenditure (Francesco Grigoli and Javier Kapsoli) and employment growth in European Union countries (Bas B. Bakker and Li Ze...

Q&A: Seven Questions on Financial Interconnectedness

Q&A: Seven Questions on Financial Interconnectedness »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, March 2014

Volume/Issue: 15/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484346266

Keywords: public health, public health spending, health expenditure, health spending, public spending, emerging economies, developing economies, life expectancy, dual labor markets, European Union countries

The Research Summaries in the March 2014 Research Bulletin focus on efficiency of health expenditure (Francesco Grigoli and Javier Kapsoli) and employment growth in European Union countries (Bas B. Bakker and Li Ze...

Recommended Readings from the IMF Bookstore

Recommended Readings from the IMF Bookstore »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, March 2014

Volume/Issue: 15/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484346266

Keywords: public health, public health spending, health expenditure, health spending, public spending, emerging economies, developing economies, life expectancy, dual labor markets, European Union countries

The Research Summaries in the March 2014 Research Bulletin focus on efficiency of health expenditure (Francesco Grigoli and Javier Kapsoli) and employment growth in European Union countries (Bas B. Bakker and Li Ze...

Research Summaries: Waste Not, Want Not: Understanding the Efficiency of Health Expenditure

Research Summaries: Waste Not, Want Not: Understanding the Efficiency of Health Expenditure »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, March 2014

Volume/Issue: 15/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484346266

Keywords: public health, public health spending, health expenditure, health spending, public spending, emerging economies, developing economies, life expectancy, dual labor markets, European Union countries

The Research Summaries in the March 2014 Research Bulletin focus on efficiency of health expenditure (Francesco Grigoli and Javier Kapsoli) and employment growth in European Union countries (Bas B. Bakker and Li Ze...

Staff Discussion Notes

Staff Discussion Notes »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, March 2014

Volume/Issue: 15/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484346266

Keywords: public health, public health spending, health expenditure, health spending, public spending, emerging economies, developing economies, life expectancy, dual labor markets, European Union countries

The Research Summaries in the March 2014 Research Bulletin focus on efficiency of health expenditure (Francesco Grigoli and Javier Kapsoli) and employment growth in European Union countries (Bas B. Bakker and Li Ze...

Debt and Growth: Is There a Magic Threshold?1

Debt and Growth: Is There a Magic Threshold?1 »

Source: Debt and Growth : Is There a Magic Threshold?

Volume/Issue: 2014/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Pescatori , Damiano Sandri , and John Simon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2014

ISBN: 9781484306444

Keywords: growth, gdp growth, debt thresholds, debt ratio, growth rate, General,

Using a novel empirical approach and an extensive dataset developed by the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF, we find no evidence of any particular debt threshold above which medium-term growth prospects are dra...

Debt and Growth
			: Is There a Magic Threshold?

Debt and Growth : Is There a Magic Threshold? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Pescatori , Damiano Sandri , and John Simon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484306444.001

ISBN: 9781484306444

Keywords: growth, gdp growth, debt thresholds, debt ratio, growth rate, General,

Using a novel empirical approach and an extensive dataset developed by the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF, we find no evidence of any particular debt threshold above which medium-term growth prospects are dra...

Financial Soundness Indicators and Banking Crises

Financial Soundness Indicators and Banking Crises »

Source: Financial Soundness Indicators and Banking Crises

Volume/Issue: 2013/263

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matias Costa Navajas , and Aaron Thegeya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2013

ISBN: 9781484327616

Keywords: macroprudential analysis, banking, return on equity, banking sector, bank runs, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Government Policy and Regulation,

The paper tests the effectiveness of financial soundness indicators (FSIs) as harbingers of banking crises, using multivariate logit models to see whether FSIs, broad macroeconomic indicators, and institutional ind...

Financial Soundness Indicators and Banking Crises

Financial Soundness Indicators and Banking Crises »

Volume/Issue: 2013/263

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matias Costa Navajas , and Aaron Thegeya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484327616.001

ISBN: 9781484327616

Keywords: macroprudential analysis, banking, return on equity, banking sector, bank runs, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Government Policy and Regulation,

The paper tests the effectiveness of financial soundness indicators (FSIs) as harbingers of banking crises, using multivariate logit models to see whether FSIs, broad macroeconomic indicators, and institutional ind...

Cross-Country Linkages in Europe

Cross-Country Linkages in Europe »

Source: Cross-Country Linkages in Europe : A Global VAR Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2013/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun , Frigyes Heinz , and Giang Ho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484345474

Keywords: Spillover, Global VAR, regional model, macro-financial linkages, emerging Europe, gdp growth, real gdp, inflation, growth rate, long-term interest rates

This paper uses the Global VAR (GVAR) model proposed by Pesaran et al. (2004) to study cross-country linkages among euro area countries, other advanced European countries (including the Nordics, the UK, etc.), and...

Cross-Country Linkages in Europe
			: A Global VAR Analysis

Cross-Country Linkages in Europe : A Global VAR Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2013/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun , Frigyes Heinz , and Giang Ho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484345474.001

ISBN: 9781484345474

Keywords: Spillover, Global VAR, regional model, macro-financial linkages, emerging Europe, gdp growth, real gdp, inflation, growth rate, long-term interest rates

This paper uses the Global VAR (GVAR) model proposed by Pesaran et al. (2004) to study cross-country linkages among euro area countries, other advanced European countries (including the Nordics, the UK, etc.), and...

Capital Flows are Fickle

Capital Flows are Fickle »

Source: Capital Flows are Fickle : Anytime, Anywhere

Volume/Issue: 2013/183

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Bluedorn , Rupa Duttagupta , Jaime Guajardo , and Petia Topalova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484389041

Keywords: international capital flows, volatility, persistence, comovement, global factors, net capital flows, capital inflows, private capital flows,

Has the unprecedented financial globalization of recent years changed the behavior of capital flows across countries? Using a newly constructed database of gross and net capital flows since 1980 for a sample of nea...

Capital Flows are Fickle
			: Anytime, Anywhere

Capital Flows are Fickle : Anytime, Anywhere »

Volume/Issue: 2013/183

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Bluedorn , Rupa Duttagupta , Jaime Guajardo , and Petia Topalova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484389041.001

ISBN: 9781484389041

Keywords: international capital flows, volatility, persistence, comovement, global factors, net capital flows, capital inflows, private capital flows,

Has the unprecedented financial globalization of recent years changed the behavior of capital flows across countries? Using a newly constructed database of gross and net capital flows since 1980 for a sample of nea...

The Driving Force behind the Boom and Bust in Construction in Europe

The Driving Force behind the Boom and Bust in Construction in Europe »

Source: The Driving Force behind the Boom and Bust in Construction in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2013/181

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun , Pritha Mitra , and Alejandro Simone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484392485

Keywords: Construction, Business Cycle, Error-correction, European Growth, expenditure, stock market, capital expenditure, stock market index, Europe: 1913-71,

This paper studies the factors behind pro-cyclical but widely varying construction shares (as a percent of GDP) across countries, with a strong focus on European countries. Using a dataset covering 48 countries (in...

The Driving Force behind the Boom and Bust in Construction in Europe

The Driving Force behind the Boom and Bust in Construction in Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2013/181

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun , Pritha Mitra , and Alejandro Simone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392485.001

ISBN: 9781484392485

Keywords: Construction, Business Cycle, Error-correction, European Growth, expenditure, stock market, capital expenditure, stock market index, Europe: 1913-71,

This paper studies the factors behind pro-cyclical but widely varying construction shares (as a percent of GDP) across countries, with a strong focus on European countries. Using a dataset covering 48 countries (in...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with the Slovak Republic

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with the Slovak Republic »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2013 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2013/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2013

ISBN: 9781475582802

Keywords: employment, labor market, high unemployment

This 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights that following a sharp downturn in 2009 in the context of the global economic and financial crisis, Slovakia emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in the Europ...

Slovak Republic
			: 2013 Article IV Consultation

Slovak Republic : 2013 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2013/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475582802.002

ISBN: 9781475582802

Keywords: employment, labor market, high unemployment

This 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights that following a sharp downturn in 2009 in the context of the global economic and financial crisis, Slovakia emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in the Europ...

Slovak Republic: 2013 Article IV Consultation

Slovak Republic: 2013 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2013 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2013/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2013

ISBN: 9781475582802

Keywords: employment, labor market, high unemployment

This 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights that following a sharp downturn in 2009 in the context of the global economic and financial crisis, Slovakia emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in the Europ...

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Slovak Republic: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Slovak Republic : 2013 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2013/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2013

ISBN: 9781475582802

Keywords: employment, labor market, high unemployment

This 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights that following a sharp downturn in 2009 in the context of the global economic and financial crisis, Slovakia emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in the Europ...

That Squeezing Feeling
			: The Interest Burden and Public Debt Stabilization

That Squeezing Feeling : The Interest Burden and Public Debt Stabilization »

Volume/Issue: 2013/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484321737.001

ISBN: 9781484321737

Keywords: interest payments, fiscal reaction, fiscal policy, fiscal reaction function, government revenue, Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary or Stabilization Policy, Deficit,

The paper explores the extent to which the pressure of debt service on other spending items may push governments to embark on fiscal consolidation beyond what is strictly necessary to secure solvency. The empirical...

That Squeezing Feeling

That Squeezing Feeling »

Source: That Squeezing Feeling : The Interest Burden and Public Debt Stabilization

Volume/Issue: 2013/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484321737

Keywords: interest payments, fiscal reaction, fiscal policy, fiscal reaction function, government revenue, Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary or Stabilization Policy, Deficit,

The paper explores the extent to which the pressure of debt service on other spending items may push governments to embark on fiscal consolidation beyond what is strictly necessary to secure solvency. The empirical...

European Union

European Union »

Source: 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

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...