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Rebalancing in Japan

Rebalancing in Japan »

Source: Rebalancing in Japan : The Role of Private Consumption

Volume/Issue: 2010/293

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kiichi Tokuoka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455211746

Keywords: Rebalancing, Property income, business cycles, household net worth, household consumption, Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis,

Boosting growth through rebalancing is critical for addressing pressures from Japan's aging population. This paper focuses on one important untapped source of growth - private consumption, and argues that the key t...

China’s Path to Consumer-Based Growth

China’s Path to Consumer-Based Growth »

Source: China's Path to Consumer-Based Growth : Reorienting Investment and Enhancing Efficiency

Volume/Issue: 2013/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Il Lee , Murtaza Syed , and Liu Xueyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 March 2013

ISBN: 9781484309353

Keywords: China, Economic growth, Investment, Private consumption, Regional economics, Rebalancing, household income, consumption growth, consumption function, consumption over time

This paper proposes a possible framework for identifying excessive investment. Based on this method, it finds evidence that some types of investment are becoming excessive in China, particularly in inland provinces...

Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective

Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective »

Source: Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2010/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zhaogang Qiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982084

Keywords: Consumption risk sharing, Intertemporal smoothing, Nonstationary panel analysis, Cointegration, risk sharing, equation, time series, statistic, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, International Economics: General,

This paper estimates an empirical nonstationary panel regression model that tests long-run consumption risk sharing across a sample of OECD and emerging market (EM) countries. This is in contrast to the existing li...

Financial Integration and Rebalancing in Asia

Financial Integration and Rebalancing in Asia »

Source: Financial Integration and Rebalancing in Asia

Volume/Issue: 2011/243

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olaf Unteroberdoerster , and Runchana Pongsaparn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463922641

Keywords: Financial Development, Rebalancing, portfolio investment, fdi, direct investment, portfolio investment assets, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment and Investment: Other

The paper shows that Asia's degree of financial integration, both with the world and within the region remains low by various measures. The paper also provides empirical evidence that greater financial integration...

Consumption Based Estimates of Urban Chinese Growth

Consumption Based Estimates of Urban Chinese Growth »

Source: Consumption Based Estimates of Urban Chinese Growth

Volume/Issue: 2013/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcos Chamon , and Irineu de Carvalho Filho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2013

ISBN: 9781484329672

Keywords: Income growth, CPI Bias, consumption expenditures, labor income, household expenditure, household characteristics, Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis, General, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,

This paper estimates the household income growth rates implied by food demand in a sample of urban Chinese households in 1993-2005. Our estimates, based on Engel curves for food consumption, indicate an average per...

How Big Are the Benefits of Economic Diversification? Evidence from Earthquakes

How Big Are the Benefits of Economic Diversification? Evidence from Earthquakes »

Source: How Big Are the Benefits of Economic Diversification? Evidence from Earthquakes

Volume/Issue: 2005/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodney Ramcharan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860672

Keywords: Risk, diversification, earthquakes, earthquake, disasters, epidemiology of disasters, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment

Economic activity is risky. Returns across economic sectors can be highly variable, potentially causing costly adjustments to consumption. However, when returns are imperfectly correlated across sectors and insuran...

International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era

International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era »

Source: International Risk Sharing During the Globalization Era

Volume/Issue: 2009/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Akito Matsumoto , Robert Flood , and Nancy Marion

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873566

Keywords: International risk sharing, incomplete market, risk sharing, emerging markets, private consumption, income growth, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Saving, Production, Employment

Though theory suggests financial globalization should improve international risk sharing, empirical support has been limited. We develop a simple welfare-based measure that captures how far countries are from the i...

Arab Countries in Transition - Economic Outlook and Key Challenges - Deauville Partnership Ministerial Meeting

Arab Countries in Transition - Economic Outlook and Key Challenges - Deauville Partnership Ministerial Meeting »

Source: Arab Countries in Transition - Economic Outlook and Key Challenges - Deauville Partnership Ministerial Meeting

Volume/Issue: 2013/031

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2013

ISBN: 9781498341967

Keywords: Economic conditions, Consumption, Economic indicators, Economic cooperation, Regional economics, Secretary's Memorandum to Executive Board, excl, medium-term, macroeconomic stability, political transition

Arab Countries in Transition (ACTs) continue to face high political uncertainty and social pressures. The uprisings and protests have generated the promise of a better life for 300 million people, but forthcoming e...

Unemployment and Productivity in the Long Run

Unemployment and Productivity in the Long Run »

Source: Unemployment and Productivity in the Long Run : the Role of Macroeconomic Volatility

Volume/Issue: 2010/259

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Surico , Luca Ricci , and Pierpaolo Benigno

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209590

Keywords: macroeconomic volatility, downward wage rigidities, unemployment rate, employment, unemployment rates, rate of unemployment, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

We propose a theory of low-frequency movements in unemployment based on asymmetric real wage rigidities. The theory generates two main predictions: long-run unemployment increases with (i) a fall in long-run produc...

Transparency and Monetary Policy with Imperfect Common Knowledge

Transparency and Monetary Policy with Imperfect Common Knowledge »

Source: Transparency and Monetary Policy with Imperfect Common Knowledge

Volume/Issue: 2010/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauro Roca

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982572

Keywords: Social Value of Public Information, price level, inflation, monetary authority, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment: General (includes Measurement and Data)

Is it desirable that central banks be more transparent in the communication of sensible information when agents have diverse private information? In practice, there exists some consensus about the benefits of actin...