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World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

Some Misconceptions about Public Investment Efficiency and Growth*

Some Misconceptions about Public Investment Efficiency and Growth* »

Source: Some Misconceptions about Public Investment Efficiency and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2015/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Edward Buffie , Catherine Pattillo , Rafael Portillo , Andrea Presbitero , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513589978

Keywords: Public investment, Growth, Efficiency, Low-Income Countries, capital, investment, production, Infrastructures, General, Institutions and Growth

We reconsider the macroeconomic implications of public investment efficiency, defined as the ratio between the actual increment to public capital and the amount spent. We show that, in a simple and standard model,...

European Trade and Foreign Direct Investment U-Shaping Industrial Output in Central and Eastern Europe

European Trade and Foreign Direct Investment U-Shaping Industrial Output in Central and Eastern Europe »

Source: European Trade and Foreign Direct Investment U-Shaping Industrial Output in Central and Eastern Europe : Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 1998/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Walsh , and Alexander Repkine

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

ISBN: 9781451923278

Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, Industrial Output Growth, Transition Economies, Cross-Country and Branches of Industry Regressions, direct investment, fdi, market liberalization

We examine industrial output in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, and Romania during 1989–95 in terms of pretransitional product trade orientation. The growth of EU-oriented output within sectors of industry, ex-po...

International Financial Integration and Economic Growth

International Financial Integration and Economic Growth »

Source: International Financial Integration and Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2002/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torsten Sloek , Hali Edison , Luca Ricci , and Ross Levine

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451856552

Keywords: Portfolio Investment, Developing Countries, capital flows, capital inflows, international financial, international financial integration, financial integration, Portfolio Investment And Developing Countries,

This paper uses new data and new econometric techniques to investigate the impact of international financial integration on economic growth and also to assess whether this relationship depends on the level of econo...

From Natural Resource Boom to Sustainable Economic Growth

From Natural Resource Boom to Sustainable Economic Growth »

Source: From Natural Resource Boom to Sustainable Economic Growth : Lessons for Mongolia

Volume/Issue: 2015/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pranav Gupta , Bin Li , and Jiangyan Yu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2015

ISBN: 9781475570632

Keywords: Natural resources management, Debt sustainability, Public investment, investment, debt, revenues, budget, International Lending and Debt Problems, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development,

Some resource-rich developing countries are in the process of harnessing immense mining resources towards inclusive growth and prosperity. Nevertheless, tapping into natural resources could be challenging given the...

Foreign Direct Investment in Southeastern Europe

Foreign Direct Investment in Southeastern Europe »

Source: Foreign Direct Investment in Southeastern Europe : How (and How Much) Can Policies Help?

Volume/Issue: 2005/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elina Ribakova , Balázs Horváth , Dimitri Demekas , and Yi Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861297

Keywords: Southeastern Europe, fdi, direct investment, host country, foreign investment, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Performance and Prospects,

Gravity factors explain a large part of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows in Southeastern Europe-a region not comprehensively covered before in econometric studies-but hostcountry policies also matter. Key ar...

The Embodiment of Intangible Investment Goods

The Embodiment of Intangible Investment Goods »

Source: The Embodiment of Intangible Investment Goods : a Q-Theory Approach

Volume/Issue: 2010/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nazim Belhocine

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982626

Keywords: Intangible Investment, Q-Theory, Skill Premium, Investment Deflator, capital stock, investment goods, cost of capital, skilled workers, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper extends the q-theory of investment to model explicitly the decision of firms to invest in intangibles and measures the contribution of intangible goods to the overall capital stock in the U.S. The model...

The Growth Return of Infrastructure in Latin America

The Growth Return of Infrastructure in Latin America »

Source: The Growth Return of Infrastructure in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2017/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sergi Lanau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475578959

Keywords: Economic growth, Emerging markets, Infrastructure, Investment, Public investment, Latin America, Return on investment, growth, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, General

This paper examines the effects of improvements in infrastrucutre on sectoral growth and firm-level investment, focusing on six Latin American countries. Exploiting the heterogeneity in the quality of infrastructur...

Why is Micro Evidenceon the Effects of Uncertainty Not Replicated in Macro Data?

Why is Micro Evidenceon the Effects of Uncertainty Not Replicated in Macro Data? »

Source: Why is Micro Evidenceon the Effects of Uncertainty Not Replicated in Macro Data?

Volume/Issue: 2005/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Domenico Lombardi , and Stephen Bond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861778

Keywords: Aggregation, Uncertainty, equation, capital stock, equations, correlation, linear trend, Intertemporal Firm Choice and Growth, Investment, or Financing

This study investigates the relationship between uncertainty and investment using U.K. data at different levels of aggregation. Motivated by a comparative econometric analysis using a firm-level panel and aggregate...

Sudden Stops, Output Drops, and Credit Collapses

Sudden Stops, Output Drops, and Credit Collapses »

Source: Sudden Stops, Output Drops, and Credit Collapses

Volume/Issue: 2010/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jihad Dagher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201877

Keywords: Financial liberalization, welfare gain, financial deepening, small firms, debt, investment, dividends, interest, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper proposes a tractable Sudden Stop model to explain the main patterns in firm level data in a sample of Southeast Asian firms during the Asian crisis. The model, which features trend shocks and financial f...

Impact of Demographic Changes on Inflation and the Macroeconomy

Impact of Demographic Changes on Inflation and the Macroeconomy »

Source: Impact of Demographic Changes on Inflation and the Macroeconomy

Volume/Issue: 2014/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jong-Won Yoon , Jinill Kim , and Jungjin Lee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2014

ISBN: 9781498396783

Keywords: Demographic Changes, Population Aging, Macroeconomic Impact, Savings and Investment, population, life expectancy, population dynamics, Demographic Trends and Forecasts, Fiscal Policy.,

The ongoing demographic changes will bring about a substantial shift in the size and the age composition of the population, which will have significant impact on the global economy. Despite potentially grave conse...