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The Return of the Policy That Shall Not Be Named: Principles of Industrial Policy

The Return of the Policy That Shall Not Be Named: Principles of Industrial Policy »

Source: The Return of the Policy That Shall Not Be Named: Principles of Industrial Policy

Volume/Issue: 2019/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reda Cherif , and Fuad Hasanov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498305402

Keywords: Economic growth, Commodity markets, Economic policy, Economic analysis, Economic theory, Industrial policy, technology, innovation, growth, diversification

Industrial policy is tainted with bad reputation among policymakers and academics and is often viewed as the road to perdition for developing economies. Yet the success of the Asian Miracles with industrial policy...

Basel Compliance and Financial Stability

Basel Compliance and Financial Stability »

Source: Basel Compliance and Financial Stability : Evidence from Islamic Banks

Volume/Issue: 2017/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mohammad Bitar , Sami Ben Naceur , Rym Ayadi , and Thomas Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484309216

Keywords: BCPs, CPIFRs, Stability, Islamic banks, Government Policy and Regulation, Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems

The paper provides robust evidence that compliance with Basel Core Principles (BCPs) has a strong positive effect on the Z-score of conventional banks, albeit less pronounced on the Zscore of Islamic banks. Using a...

Migration, Human Capital, and Poverty in a Dual-Economy Model of a Developing Country

Migration, Human Capital, and Poverty in a Dual-Economy Model of a Developing Country »

Source: Migration, Human Capital, and Poverty in a Dual-Economy Model of a Developing Country

Volume/Issue: 2001/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855050

Keywords: wage, unemployment, employment, unemployed, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Economic Development: Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses,

The coexistence of urban and rural poverty and migration to cities is studied in a dual economy model where the acquisition of skills is costly and involves migration to urban areas. In this model, both the distrib...

The Myth of Post-Reform Income Stagnation in Brazil

The Myth of Post-Reform Income Stagnation in Brazil »

Source: The Myth of Post-Reform Income Stagnation in Brazil

Volume/Issue: 2006/275

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865356

Keywords: CPI bias, Inflation Stabilization, Economic Reform, expenditure, expenditures, total expenditure, income growth, expenditure distribution, Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

This paper uses Engel curves to estimate real income growth in Brazil. The estimated per capita household real income growth in metropolitan areas during 1987-2002 is about 41/2 percent per year, well above the "he...

Determinants of Growth Spells

Determinants of Growth Spells »

Source: Determinants of Growth Spells : Is Africa Different?

Volume/Issue: 2012/227

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510225

Keywords: International Growth, survival analysis, robustness, Bayesian Model Averaging, terms of trade, inflation, trade growth, per capita income, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General

Do growth spells in Africa end because of bad realizations of the same factors that influence growth spells in the rest of the world, or because of different factors altogether? To answer this question, we examine...

The Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume: 18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Aidar Abdychev , Cristian Alonso , Emre Alper , Dominique Desruelle , Siddharth Kothari , Yun Liu , Mathilde Perinet , Sidra Rehman , Axel Schimmelpfennig , and Preya Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484383094

Keywords: Labor markets, Economic conditions, Economic development, Economic integration, National income, Economic growth, Poverty, Unemployment, Future of Work, Sub-Saharan Africa

Far-reaching changes in technology, climate, and global economic integration are transforming the world of work in ways that we do not yet fully understand. Will the swift technological advances of the Fourth Indus...

Estimating Fiscal Multipliers with Correlated Heterogeneity*

Estimating Fiscal Multipliers with Correlated Heterogeneity* »

Source: Estimating Fiscal Multipliers with Correlated Heterogeneity

Volume/Issue: 2016/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emmanouil Kitsios , and Manasa Patnam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498389808

Keywords: Panel analysis, Economic theory, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures, Economic growth, Fiscal Multipliers, Nonseparable Unobserved Heterogeneity, Oil Price, Models with Panel Data

We estimate the average fiscal multiplier, allowing multipliers to be heterogeneous across countries or over time and correlated with the size of government spending. We demonstrate that this form of nonseparable u...

Institutions Rule

Institutions Rule »

Source: Institutions Rule : The Primacy of Institutions over Integration and Geography in Economic Development

Volume/Issue: 2002/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian , Francesco Trebbi , and Dani Rodrik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451859621

Keywords: Institutions, integration, geography, equation, statistics, dummy variable, equations, samples, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Capitalist Systems: Political Economy

We estimate the respective contributions of institutions, geography, and trade in determining cross-country income levels using recently developed instruments for institutions and trade. Our results indicate that t...

Inequality and Growth

Inequality and Growth »

Source: Inequality and Growth : A Heterogeneous Approach

Volume/Issue: 2016/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Grigoli , Evelio Paredes , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475560527

Keywords: Economic growth, Econometric models, Income distribution, Structural vector autoregression, Income inequality, Panel analysis, Heterogeneity, Gini, income levels, growth

The combination of stagnant growth and high levels of income inequality renewed the debate about whether a more even distribution of income can spur economic activity. This paper tests for cross-country convergence...

The Role of MULTIMOD in the IMF's Policy Analysis

The Role of MULTIMOD in the IMF's Policy Analysis »

Source: The Role of MULTIMOD in the IMF's Policy Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2000/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Peter Isard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451972689

Keywords: Economic models, Fund policies, MULTIMOD, macroeconomic policy analysis, monetary policy, exchange rate, international monetary fund, exchange rate regime, government spending

This paper describes the basic structure, underlying philosophy, and key behavioral properties of MULTIMOD. It also focuses on several recent applications of macromodels in the IMF’s policy analysis, emphasi...